"My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives."
Does this verse say that God will punish us for our wrong-doings during our lifetime in order to discipline us? If this is what the verse is saying, are there any other passages that speak about this?
I thought that was an OT belief. From memory, there are a few passages in the New testament that say otherwise, for example, when the Jews thought that the blind man was blind because of his parents' wrongs, Jesus corrected them and said that the parents weren't at fault.
Any help would be appreciated :) Thanks