Last Easter Katherine received the NIrV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers. She has enjoyed reading the stories on her own, but this year I decided to make it apart of our morning routine.
The scripture reference was out of Ephesians today and since we're learning the books of the Bible I ask whether Ephesians was in the Old or New Testament. They both got thoughtful looks on their faces and then I noticed Katherine quietly singing the songs we're using to help us memorize the books of the Bible. Sebastian finally says "New" with a big grin on his face. I knew he was guessing, but since he was right I just praised him for the correct answer.
After our devotion I opened my Bible to Ephesians 6:1 and began reading. I stopped at verse 4. It struck me and I couldn't get past it.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4
God is impressing that verse on my heart today. Do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.