An eight-year old boy was disciplined for deliberate and premeditated disobedience. In the process of the discipline, he was not allowed to sit at the supper table with the rest of his family. They set up a TV tray off to the side for him. Their customary before-supper prayer included a time in which everyone shared a biblical thought or quote.
The father said, “Whom the Lord loves he chastens, even as a father corrects his son.”
The mother said, “Children are still a blessing from God.”
The daughter said, “Rebuke thy brother when he sins—oh, and forgive him if he repents.”
Finally, it was the eight-year old son’s turn. He exclaimed, “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies!”