The LORD is so merciful to his children. Today I read Psalm 89, specifically verses 30-34:
“If his children forsake my law
and do not walk according to my rules,
if they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
then I will punish their transgression with the rod
and their iniquity with stripes,
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love
or be false to my faithfulness.
I will not violate my covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.”
The LORD promises discipline, but to never remove his steadfast covenant loyal love–his hesed from his children.