Discipline is a very important principle in God’s world. God disciplines us for our own good. God is a loving Father. God is also God and we don’t always understand why things have gotten so hard.
It is a natural tendency to want to ignore correction and discipline. It doesn’t lead anywhere good in our mind. Jesus challenges us to be sons. Peace will come to us that way.
“The road to life is a disciplined life; ignore correction and you’re lost for good.” ~~King Solomon (Proverbs 10:17)
This is one of my favorites. We all want to be sons. With that goes discipline. We must take both the love and the discipline. The discipline is painful. It leads to life.
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:7-11 NIV