One thing we have all done at one time or another is to blame someone else for our actions. For some it has become a way of life. Not accepting responsibility for your own actions.

My mother in law ran a small beauty shop. To save her from having to pay a bookkeeper a monthly fee, I volunteered to help her with her accounting. I tried and tried to teach her some simple practices to help her know how much money she had available and where she could save money. She never was able to even balance her check book. She blamed her lack of understanding of simple arithmetic on her third grade teacher. In her mind that made her not responsible for her refusal to try to understand. In many other areas of her life she blamed others for her actions. This led to a lower quality of life for her.

From the very beginning of time when Adam was confronted by God for eating of the tree of knowledge, Adam blamed someone else. He blamed Eve for giving him the fruit to eat AND he blamed God for giving him Eve. Cain tried to lay off his sin by saying Am I my brothers keeper? Really did he not think that God knew?

When we are very young no one teaches us to blame someone else. It comes automatically. We are not taught to blame others, it seems to be instinct. We become conditioned to blame others for our actions and or problems.

When we play the blame game we loose out on what could be the remedy for our problems.

Passing the blame to someone or something else is simply sin.

Throughout the Bible mans’ relationships to God are revealed. There are those who sin and try to deflect responsibility and suffer punishment. Then there are those who have committed what we consider grave sin but they earnestly repented and were forgiven.

If our lives are to be the best lives we can have we must be honest with ourselves and with God.

We live in sinful flesh. Once born again, we have a new nature. We do not have to sin. It becomes a choice. Some sin may be unintentional but some sins are willful and selfish. God desires that no man perish but that all should live in and through Him.

When we sin we are simply being selfish. We are wanting what we want more than what God has prescribed for us. We are saying my will be done not Yours. We have all stumbled after our born again experience. How we react to that determines what kind of life we will have. Sin breaks our relationship with God. When we confess our sin, and have heart felt sorrow God forgives us. Grace and mercy begins to flow again from the throne of God. We must put away the blame game and take ownership of our actions. Then our lives will flourish in Him.

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One thing we have all done at one time or another is to blame someone else for our actions. For some it has become a way of life. Not accepting responsibility for your own actions.

My mother in law ran a small beauty shop. To save her from having to pay a bookkeeper a monthly fee, I volunteered to help her with her accounting. I tried and tried to teach her some simple practices to help her know how much money she had available and where she could save money. She never was able to even balance her check book. She blamed her lack of understanding of simple arithmetic on her third grade teacher. In her mind that made her not responsible for her refusal to try to understand. In many other areas of her life she blamed others for her actions. This led to a lower quality of life for her.

From the very beginning of time when Adam was confronted by God for eating of the tree of knowledge, Adam blamed someone else. He blamed Eve for giving him the fruit to eat AND he blamed God for giving him Eve. Cain tried to lay off his sin by saying Am I my brothers keeper? Really did he not think that God knew?

When we are very young no one teaches us to blame someone else. It comes automatically. We are not taught to blame others, it seems to be instinct. We become conditioned to blame others for our actions and or problems.

When we play the blame game we loose out on what could be the remedy for our problems.

Passing the blame to someone or something else is simply sin.

Throughout the Bible mans’ relationships to God are revealed. There are those who sin and try to deflect responsibility and suffer punishment. Then there are those who have committed what we consider grave sin but they earnestly repented and were forgiven.

If our lives are to be the best lives we can have we must be honest with ourselves and with God.

We live in sinful flesh. Once born again, we have a new nature. We do not have to sin. It becomes a choice. Some sin may be unintentional but some sins are willful and selfish. God desires that no man perish but that all should live in and through Him.

When we sin we are simply being selfish. We are wanting what we want more than what God has prescribed for us. We are saying my will be done not Yours. We have all stumbled after our born again experience. How we react to that determines what kind of life we will have. Sin breaks our relationship with God. When we confess our sin, and have heart felt sorrow God forgives us. Grace and mercy begins to flow again from the throne of God. We must put away the blame game and take ownership of our actions. Then our lives will flourish in Him.

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