Rebuking—found forty-nine times in forty-seven verses in the Old Testament and thirty-three times in thirty-three verses in the New Testament

Variations: rebuke, rebuked, rebuker, rebukes, rebuketh, rebuking, unrebukeable

First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 8:26 (rebuked)

Last usage in the Old Testament: Malachi 3:11 (rebuke)

Interesting fact: When Jesus “rebuked the winds and the sea” and made them “a great calm” (Matthew 8:26), He was declaring Himself to be much more than a man. The scriptures show that the Christ’s rebuke carried a much deeper meaning. For example, the rebuke of the LORD created (2 Samuel 22:16; Psalm 104:5-7), and the LORD’s rebuke dried up the Red Sea (Psalm 106:9; Isaiah 50:2; Nahum 1:4).

Bible study tip: Pay particular attention to the various punctuation marks used in scripture. Learn how punctuation is used and consider why it is or is not used in one passage of scripture versus another. Consider, for example, that the exclamation point is found 313 times in scripture, but only appears six times in all of Paul’s combined epistles. However, in the book of Jeremiah, the exclamation point appears thirty-nine times. Why do you think the Lord would have so many exclamatory statements in this one book?


Sunday, Day 267—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 268—Publick Rebuke

Tuesday, Day 269—Responses to Rebuke

Wednesday, Day 270Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 271—Rebuke Not an Elder

Friday, Day 272—Rebuking the Lord

Saturday, Day 273—Receiving Rebuke


Day 267: Church Day

Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.