Exhortation, Rebuke, Correction, and Admonishment Quotes

Quotes about exhortation, rebuke, correction, and admonishment from throughout Christian History.

Apostle Paul, d. A.D. 67

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Exhort [or encourage] one another every day ... so that none of you are hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:13)

Church of Rome, A.D. 96

Let us pray, therefore, and implore of His mercy, that we may live blameless in love, free from all human partialities for one above another. (First Clement 50)

Let us then also pray for those who have fallen into any sin, that meekness and humility may be given to them, so that they may submit, not to us, but to the will of God. For in this way they shall secure a fruitful and perfect remembrance from us, with sympathy for them, both in our prayers to God, and our mention of them to the saints [meaning living ones, not dead ones; all Christians were still called saints in the first century]. Let us receive correction, beloved, on account of which no one should feel displeased. Those exhortations by which we admonish one another are both good and highly profitable, for they tend to unite us to the will of God. (First Clement</cite> 56)

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