Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Not My Fault

“How did you happen to hit the other car?” the judge asked sternly.

“Well, Your Honor,” the defendant replied timidly, “it’s actually my wife’s fault. She always tells me how to drive and she happened to fall asleep in the back seat and no one told me where I was supposed to drive.”

Blaming others for our mistakes is as old as history. It started with Adam and Eve and continues to this day. When God asked Adam about his sin, he immediately blamed Eve. Then, Eve blamed the serpent. Not only did Adam blame Eve, but he even included God in his defense. “It was the woman You gave me that made me do it.” Eve followed by saying, “The serpent tricked me and that’s why I ate it.” Ever since then, “the devil made me do it” is our defense.

God knew the truth then and He knows the truth now. He did not accept their excuses then and He will not accept our excuses now. His Word clearly says, “Each of us will give an account of himself to God.”

Whoever excuses himself accuses himself. Whenever we break God’s laws and sin, we must be ready to admit what we have done and confess our sin to God. For “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us!”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, trouble our minds and convict our hearts of our sins. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture: Genesis 3:8-19

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