“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.” (Heb. 12: 5,6)
God promises that we have His favor as part and parcel of our relationship with Him. That favor includes His correction – without condemnation – when we stray from His will. His discipline is a holy experience, because it brings us back to the fruitful, Spirit-led path. God’s kindness brings us to repentance. Walking with a wholesome expectancy of God’s favor is something He encourages us to embrace on our journey with Him.
The discipline of God’s favor will always invite the favor of His discipline.