Bible: Hebrews 12:4-13
“My son, do not scorn 2 the Lord’s discipline
or give up when he corrects 3 you.
12:6 “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves and chastises every son he accepts.” 4
12:7 Endure your suffering 5 as discipline; 6 God is treating you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? 12:8 But if you do not experience discipline, 7 something all sons 8 have shared in, then you are illegitimate and are not sons. 12:9 Besides, we have experienced discipline from 9 our earthly fathers 10 and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life? 11 12:10 For they disciplined us for a little while as seemed good to them, but he does so for our benefit, that we may share his holiness. 12:11 Now all discipline seems painful at the time, not joyful. 12 But later it produces the fruit of peace and righteousness 13 for those trained by it. 12:12 Therefore, strengthen 14 your listless hands and your weak knees, 15 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, 16 so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but be healed.