Of all the characteristics of fatherhood, Hebrews focuses on discipline as the classic example of fatherly love. What does this tell us about our heavenly Father? As Alistair Begg explains, we become members of God’s family through faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore, we should neither be caught off guard nor crushed when our God uses suffering to discipline us. Rather, as children whom God is training, we must recognize suffering’s privilege, purpose, and product in our lives.