Rebuking—found eighty-two times in eighty verses
Variations: rebuke, rebuked, rebuker, rebukes, rebuketh, rebuking, unrebukeable
Defined: a reproof or correction
First usage: Genesis 31:42 (rebuked)
Last usage: Revelation 3:19 (rebuke)
Interesting fact: The Lord, through the apostle Paul, admonished young pastors to rebuke “with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2) and “with all authority” (Titus 2:15). Pastors should seek God’s help in finding the balance between longsuffering and duly constituted scriptural authority.
Bible study tip: Though it may seem quite simplistic, make sure to pray before reading or studying the scripture. The writer of Psalm 119 prayed, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law” (Psalm 119:18). It certainly makes sense to ask the author of the Bible (the Lord) to allow the teacher of the Bible (the Holy Ghost) to open our understanding (Luke 24:45).
Sunday, Day 260—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 261—The Foundation for Rebuking
Tuesday, Day 262—The Purpose of Rebuking Others
Wednesday, Day 263—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 264—Rebuking with Authority
Friday, Day 265—A Mixed Reaction to Rebukes
Saturday, Day 266—Love and Rebukes
Day 260: Church Day
Ecclesiastes 7:5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.