Separation to Holiness or Separation from God

Because God is a Father, do not think you may take liberty to sin, if you do, he may act as if he were no Father, and throw hell into your conscience.  When David presumed upon God’s paternal affection, and began to wax wanton under mercy, God made him pay dear for it by withdrawing the sense of his love, and, though he had the heart of a Father, yet he had the look of an enemy.

Thomas Watson