Summary: The term "Jump the shark" is a pop culture term that means to do something that causes the eventual ruin of that same something. Like the point when a good Tv series goes bad. this is about how to avoid "jumping the shark" in our walks with God.

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Sometimes new terms come into modern pop culture that catch us guard.

I remember the first time I hear “You da bomb”.

Party animal for somebody that lives for getting drunk.

You da bomb for somebody you actually like.

Back before bad meant tough or dangerous it actually meant bad

These are modern pop culture terms and they change by the minute.

There is a new term in pop culture that I want to introduce to those of yall that don’t know and it’s called JUMPING THE SHARK

To jump the shark is a term for when good things go bad.

For some shows it was when they changed from black and white to color

The munsters, the Beverly hillbillies and Andy Griffith all jumped the shark when color came to town

For some shows it was when a baby was introduced to cast

I love Lucy jumped the shark when little Ricky hit the scene

The Flintstones only lasted two years once pebbles was born

Scooby doo only lasted one once scrappy doo showed up

Sometimes a good show would go bad once somebody died

For mash it was colonel Blake

For Looney tunes it Mel blank

Sometimes its when somebody leaves a show for just other reasons

All in the family jumped the shark when meathead and Gloria left for California

Happy days jumped the shark when Richey left

The point when something jumps the shark is when something happens that causes a good thing to go bad.

Adam and eve

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

(1) Adam where are you and who told you you were naked?

He could of just cut to the chase by answering the question that God wanted him to answer. This is the conclusion that God wanted Adam to come to.

“I am hiding from your presence because I listened to the serpent”

Why didn’t God just point this out to Adam because it doesn’t do Adam any good that God knows the truth? Jesus says you shall now the truth and the truth shall make you free. It is not the Truth that sets you free it is knowing the truth that sets you free and until you know it, it can never help you one bit.

The moment they no longer put a priority on what God says

The moment they began to get tolerant of other ideas that didn’t come from God

The moment they began to listen to somebody’s word other than God

The Just shall live by Faith. Faith comes from hearing God almighty speak to your heart


David, who had the badest army in the whole world saw his army get wiped out when started to rely on the numbers of men and not on the commands of the Lord

Moses who had it made with God in a relationship that the bible says was face to face go bared from going into the promise when he stopped doing things by what God said and started listening to what the mob said

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