CHRISTIANS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT GOD DISCIPLINES US BECAUSE WE ARE HIS CHILDREN, AND HE LOVES US. God does not punish us; He corrects us. There is a great difference between punishment and discipline. Parents know how important it is to correct a child. When we see our child running into the street without looking, we realize the danger, and we correct them. Our Father sees us doing things that can destroy us, and He corrects us. It may be painful, but not as painful as if He just allowed us to continue along the deadly path. When you know you’re being disciplined by the Lord, don’t resist or resent Him for it. Take it as evidence that you are God’s child and He loves you.