He inveighs against the oppression of the poor by the rich, reproves those who, weary of matins or mass, spend their time in church "jangling," telling tales, and wondering where they will get the best ale, and revives the legend of the dancers at the church door during mass who were cursed by the priest and went on dancing for a twelvemonth without cessation.
The Word not only reproves sin in the life of an individual but it also reproves false teaching and error.
The speech "Against Aristocrates," also of 352 B.C., reproves that foreign policy of feeble makeshifts which was now popular at Athens.
And while the Spirit comforts saints, he reproves the world.
The first reproves the people for their leaving the building of the Lord 's house to build their own.