5And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Prov. 3:11,12 (see Septuagint)7Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?