|Hebrews 12: 5 - 7, 11 - 13
||And have you forgotten the exhortation which addresses you as sons? -- "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor lose courage when you are punished by him.
||For the Lord disciplines him whom he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."
||It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
||For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
||Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
||and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.