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Why does God discipline me?


Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 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 spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order 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
            Discipline occurs between two parties that have a relationship with each other.  A father disciplines a son.  The son respects the father and the father wants the son to be his best, so he disciplines him for his good, in order for the son to be more like the father. 
            Discipline is painful, yes, but later on the son looks back and is thankful for the correction he received.
            God wants you to be better, so he disciplines you to correct you.  It’s not punishment for sins.  It’s training for righteousness.   Accept the discipline and make yourself better because of it.