11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.[a] (Proverbs 3:11-12 NIV)
As parents we must discipline our children to keep them on the right path. As adults we sometimes need to be disciplined as well. However, we often miss the point of such discipline. We take it as, not just reproof, but outright anger from God.
We miss the point that God loves us and does not relish disciplining his children. But sometimes we need something to happen to get our attention, just like a child. Maybe more so because we think we know best as adults. When often we truly dont.
Don’t miss the point.