[It is] good for a man that he should bear the yoke in his youth.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We have had fathers of our flesh who corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. . . . [It is] good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. –Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
La 3:27 Pr 22:6 Heb 12:9,10 Ps 119:67,71 Jer 29:11 1Pe 5:6