Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and
we yielded [to them] and respected [them for training us].
Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits and so [truly]
live? For [our earthly fathers] disciplined us for only a short
period of time and chastised us as seemed proper and good to them; but He disciplines us for our certain good,
that we may become sharers in His own holiness. For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems
grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable
fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it [a harvest of fruit
which consists in righteousness—in conformity to God’s will in purpose, thought,
and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God]. (Hebrews 12:9-11 AMP)

My son, do not despise or shrink from
the chastening of the Lord [His correction by punishment or by subjection to
suffering or trial]; neither be weary of or impatient about
or loathe or abhor His reproof, For whom the Lord loves He corrects, even as a father
corrects the son in whom he delights. (Proverbs 3:11, 12 AMP)


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