When Ryan was 5 years old, he attempted to disobey his mom (definitely not the first time).
Jenn said, “Ryan, if you disobey me you might not like the consequence I’ll give you.” (Implying that he might get a spanking…)
To this, Ryan quipped, “Mom, if you think I won’t like it, why give it to me?
Let’s just change the consequence.”
I guess that’s how we respond to God’s discipline at times. We know how unlikable the consequence will be but we still choose to do it and hope that God changes the consequences of our disobedience.
Funny story but there’s a lot of truth that can be learned in real life.
“Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For He wounds, but He also binds up; He injures, but His hands also heal.” (Job 5:17-18)