in the larger context there is war. we'd have to have rockets and foreign troops set foot on US soil. in a certain religion, correction and punishment is tied to love.
Isaiah 13:11-13 states, “I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity [lawlessness]; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible [tyrants]. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger.”
Hebrews 12:5-6 states, “And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not you the chastening [discipline] of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of Him: For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”
Christ told the New Testament Church, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent” (Rev. 3:19).
“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty” (Job 5:17).
It's all a mystery In Matthew 22:35-40, Jesus Christ distinguished two distinct areas of love: (1) toward God and (2) toward fellow man.
"This is reflected in the Ten Commandments: The first four reflect love toward God (Ex. 20:2-11); the last six reflect love toward mankind (vs. 12-17)."
(The actual doing and obeying of the Ten commandments. God's true Church does obey the 10 Commandments. They even observe and celebrate the yearly holy days mentioned in the Bible)
It's very esoteric and really a lot of different points and sub topics that would need broader explanation. But we'll all learn today or in the new earth tomorrow.