It is crucial that we remember that everything God feels toward us as Christians is gracious. When God disciplines us it is a precious form of his favor. It's what a loving father does. He is not giving us what we deserve because he "canceled the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands...nailing it to the cross" (Colossians 2:14). Instead, he is training us in righteousness. Because he loves us so very much.
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