Early war imposed discipline and enforced co-operation.  Errant Melchizedeks are purged with a correctional rest.  We are all a part of the family of God, and we must therefore sometimes share in the family discipline. 
And when the Father’s hand of discipline is laid upon the vine, it is done in love, in order that the branches may bear much fruit. And a wise husbandman cuts away only the dead and fruitless branches.  Few mortals are real thinkers; we do not spiritually develop and discipline our minds to the point of favorable liaison with the divine Adjusters.  God sometimes chastens us for our own profit.  Tempt not the angels of your supervision to lead you in troublous ways as a loving discipline designed to save your ease-drifting souls.  Van’s loyalty resulted from disciplined character.  Whom the Lord loves he corrects, even as the father corrects the son in whom he takes delight. 
Discipline must be maintained, justice must be administered, but in all these matters the wisdom of the brotherhood should prevail.  Social groups of believers have the right to maintain order in their ranks and administer discipline upon unruly and unworthy members. 
Among ancient savages, discipline of children was begun very early; and the child early realized that disobedience meant failure or even death just as it did to the animals.  The children who were adopted in Dalamatia by the members of the Prince's council benefited from the discipline and education of these superparents.  When applying discipline let compassion be a part of all punishment; in every way endeavor to make punishment a blessing.  A father’s love for his son oftentimes impels the father to restrain the unwise acts of his thoughtless offspring.  True, wise fathers may chasten their sons, but they do all this in love and for corrective purposes. 
In Joseph and Mary’s family, Joseph had the practice to sit down with Jesus and fully explain the real and underlying reasons for the necessity of disciplinary curtailment of personal desires in deference to the welfare and tranquillity of the entire family. 
Jesus began wise discipline upon his brothers and sisters at such an early age that little or no punishment was ever required to secure their prompt and wholehearted obedience.  Jesus loved men so much and so wisely that he never hesitated to be severe with them when the occasion demanded such discipline. 
Then Jesus went on to say: “When your children are very young and immature, and when you must chastise them, they may reflect that their father is angry and filled with resentful wrath. Their immaturity cannot penetrate beyond the punishment to discern the father’s farseeing and corrective affection”.