I had to learn about raising my adorable monkeys.
#1 They have a sin nature.
I called this, Monkey Be, Monkey Do.
Monkeys don’t need to see to do, monkeys do because monkeys are.
However, in addition to their own sin nature, our kids have another downfall to their behavior.
Thus, we venture on to point #2.
( I included my husband because I don’t want to take all the blame. )
Even with the new nature that comes through salvation, the old man still shows up.
there’s hope, it’s called forgiveness.
to become parents,
He calls parents
to become perfect people.
It’s a hard job,
being a sinner
to not sin
against a holy and mighty God.
Isn’t it wonderful
our holy and mighty God
helps us not sin
while raising sinners
to not sin?
we teach our children how to deal with theirs.
we’ll teach them to do the same.
they will do the same thing.
Because Monkey See, Monkey Do.