The Truth About Chastening by Pastor John Keeter. "God knows how to get our attention! God's chastening is His child training. Though many today view God as a loving grandfather who simply turns his head without concern for evil or sin, that belief is not rooted in the Bible. The truth about chastening is seen in Lev. 26:27-28. "And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me, then I will walk contrary unto you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sin."