“Why should you be stricken any more? You will revolt more and more.
The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it,
but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores.”
God chastens those He loves, and those whom He chastens show their love for Him by receiving His correction. If, on the other hand, God’s correction is resisted for too long, He will back off and give His child over to his own way. But the end of that way is death.
For God to care about us enough to correct us is a precious opportunity, for by His correction, we are made more like Him. Pray to have a heart to receive the correction our heavenly Father gives, while He is still willing to give it.