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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Monkey See Monkey Do

Do you remember playing, Monkey see, Monkey do as a child? How about Follow the leader? Both of these silly little games involved imitation. You had to imitate the one chosen as leader.
Childhood games seem kind of goofy when you think about them now but most all of those games taught us something.
First, we had to choose a leader. Someone that we would be okay imitating.
Second, we had to pay attention and see what they were doing.
Third, we had to replicate their actions, copy them, do everything that they did.
And we continued in this manner until we chose a new leader. Each new leader tried to be unique. 
But there really wasn't a goal or an end to the game, you just played until you got tired of it.

The writer of Hebrews tells us this,
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. (Hebrews 13:7 NASB)

Remember the person that was most influential in leading you to salvation? What did they say to you? How did they act toward you? What was it that they had said or done to bring you to The Lord?

Think long and hard on this. 

After you have thought about it and remembered it, the writer than says, "considering the result of their conduct (your salvation is a result), imitate their faith (do and say to others what they have done and said to you.)

Can you follow the example set before you? Will you try?

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