What Does Rebuke Mean?
Rebuke means to sharply disapprove of and issue a corrective judgment on sinful behavior by one or more persons, particularly in the Body of Christ, The Church. It flows out of the teaching function of The Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.
Scriptures on Rebuking And How To Issue One
- As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.
- A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
- “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.”
- All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
- Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers.
- Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
- Jude 1:9 But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”
- “Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.”
- For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
- If I say to the wicked, “You shall surely die,” and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
- Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
- Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
- “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”