There were seen, in a Manchester street, a crowd of lads, who were engaged in a fight amongst themselves. All of a sudden, a man came striding out of one of the houses nearby and went right to the centre of the fight, hauled outjust one lad and took him to his house to deal with him, leaving the others to carry on with their quarrel.
Why did this man do this?
He was the lad's father and hence the boy was his responsibility.
So it is that the Lord singles out His children for correction for correction because they are His, but solemnly, others are left to go on in their sins (although not without warnings), for the rest of their days.
It is far better for us to be corrected by a faithful, loving heavenly Father, than to be left to reap the wages of sin in an eternity to come.
"For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth."
By William Gadsby