Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons.1 For what son is not disciplined by his father?
If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline),2 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 spirits3 and live!410
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.5