Monkee vs. Machine
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The Monkees start out looking for a job, but they end up pulling some incredible pranks to help Pop Harper keep the toy factory from losing its old-fashioned quality to automated speed. Change and progress are not inherently bad, but when they cause us to lose sight of more important things, such as bringing happiness to others or doing high-quality work, there is a problem. Just because something is new does not necessarily mean that it is better. And when people become so enamored of their own creation that they neglect the gifts bestowed upon them by their Creator, whether it be toy-making or music-making, it not only hurts humanity but also grieves God (this also being a form of idolatry). This is one reason Paul urged Timothy, "I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands" (II Timothy 1:6). God gives us all gifts for a reason, and we need to exercise them in accordance with His will. Otherwise we can lose them, not to mention the blessings we can miss by not obeying Him.

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