THE discipline of human parents partakes of the limitations of human nature; it is exercised as “seemed good to them”, and with the best of intentions it is not always wisely applied. But God’s training has none of the deficiencies of the human training: it is directed with unerring wisdom for the benefit of the subjects of it. God’s aim is that His children might be partakers of His holiness. When the end is reached and the bodies of His sons are made “glorious”, and when those children exhibit divine holiness in every word and act, it will be seen that the present trial is but a light affliction compared to the eternal weight of glory then enjoyed.

JOHN CARTER, The Letter to the Hebrews, pages 260,261.