Many mornings Danielle sits at the table with our son to eat breakfast while I stand at the counter. One morning we ate each in our places. Our son had a waffle and asked Danielle for some honey on it.
If I remember correctly, the little guy demanded for the honey on his waffle. I am sure Danielle responded with, “Hey buddy, are you telling or asking? Try that again using some good words.”
After he rephrased his request asking in a proper way, Danielle happily poured sweet honey over his waffle.
Danielle was working on a Bible study as they ate. She laughed out loud as she had just read this verse:
She looked at our son and paraphrased the verse for him. “Son, do you know that honey is in the Bible? You like the way honey tastes don’t you?”
Of course he does! He loves it!
“Well”, she continued, “the Bible says that wisdom is like honey.”
“What is wisdom?”, he asked. Great question.
“Wisdom is making good choices.” A great definition that a four-year-old could understand.
Our son turns to me, “Hey dad! Did you know that honey is in the Bible?” “Making good choices is like honey!”
“Yes, my son, that is right. Remember that and you will go along way in this life.”
I looked at Danielle and smiled. She was discipling our son in a way that he loved. And, I loved her for that.