Today’s reading is 3 John 1.
I get it. Some passages in the Bible are really complex. You’ve read them again and again and you still wonder exactly what they mean. But have you ever read anything in the Bible and you just said, “Well, duh. That is so simple; why didn’t I think of that?” How about this one: “Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good.” Well, duh. That is so simple; why didn’t I think of that? Sure, there are lots of complex theological principles to discover and learn, so we need to keep reading our Bibles. But lets start with this very practical, simple bit of advice. Don’t imitate people who are doing bad things, imitate people who are doing good. Start by imitating Jesus. Let’s see how that works today.
Tomorrow’s reading is Revelation 1.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, I really don’t have anything different to share with you than I did with your parents. You will have lots and lots of people, attitudes, actions, behaviors, lifestyles to imitate as you grow up. Read your Bible. Discover the good ones. Then imitate the people doing them. Why not start with that today and see where it leads? You’ll be amazed, I think. Go ahead, give it a go.