Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.

Deuteronomy 8:4-5

Here was the goodness and the firmness of a true Father to his children.
Nor was discipline set aside in the New Covenant, as taught in Heb.12:5-11.
In the UK and other places, laws have reduced permitted family discipline, resulting in the loss of that benefit. As a result, too many live with social breakdown.

Daily Reading: Numbers 22:1-20