Day 231

Today’s Reading – 2 Kings 24-25 and 2 Chronicles 36
He did what was evil in the LORD’s eyes, just as all his ancestors had done.  2 King 24:9

Monkey see, monkey do is a saying that originated in Jamaica in the early 18th century and popped up in American culture in the early 1920s. The saying refers to the learning of a process without an understanding of why it works. Another definition implies the act of mimicry, usually with limited knowledge of the consequences. (source wikipedia)

“Monkey see, monkey do” is not an excuse you can use with God.

The Old Testament tells the story over and over of a generation that repeated the actions of the previous. In other words, it can’t be their fault – they are just acting as they were taught.

Begs the questions, “What are you teaching the next generation? What are your actions teaching them over and above your words?”

Oh and by the way – NEXT GENERATION – you are not with excuse. God has written His law on your heart. In other words, you know better.

Live your faith – now and always!


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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