We all too often hear about the “love” of God but the WHOLE COUNCIL is never preached. Be careful however and know WHEN to preach with these methods…
Lets look at the poewerful word UPBRAID in the bible. In original Greek – G3679 ὀνειδέζω – oneidezō [on-i-did’-zo]
From G3681; to defame, that is, rail at, chide, taunt: – cast in teeth, (suffer) reproach, revile, upbraid.
Total KJV occurrences: 10
And Websters definition:
1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast in the teeth; followed by with or for, before the thing imputed; as, to upbraid a man for his folly or his intemperance.
Yet do not upbraid us with our distress.
He upbraided them with their unbelief. Mat 16.
[The use of to and of, after upbraid, as to upbraid a man of his gain by iniquity, to upbraid to a man his evil practices, has been long discontinued.]
2. To reproach; to chide.
God who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not. James 1.
3. To reprove with severity.
Then he began to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done – Mat 11.
4. To bring reproach on.
How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness!
5. To treat with contempt.
And bible verses:
Mat 11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
Mat 11:21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
Mat 11:22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
Mat 11:23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
Mat 11:24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
Total KJV Occurrences: 12
Luke 6:22, 1 Timothy 4:10
Romans 15:3, 1 Peter 4:14