I’m sure you’ve seen it. You’re in the mall, and there’s a family, and the kids are at each other’s throats. They’re teasing and hitting each other. You wonder, Why isn’t that mom doing something about it? Then, all of a sudden, she springs into action—but she’s almost as bad as the kids are. Then, you think to yourself, Hmmm, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. You’re right. That proverbial apple we’re producing will be just like us. Are we in or out of God’s Word every day? Are we calm in a crisis, or are we a screamer? Do we focus on the good or the bad? Paul said it best: “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1 NASB).

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Suggested Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:1,, 1 John 2:6,, Ephesians 5:1-2