“Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves,
So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.
Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O Lord,
And whom You teach out of Your law;
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
Nor faint when you are reproved by Him;
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.
My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord
Or loathe His reproof,
“I have surely heard Ephraim grieving,
‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised,
Like an untrained calf;
Bring me back that I may be restored,
For You are the Lord my God.
We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.