Blame Game

We never want to admit our guilt.  It starts when we are children and Mom says, “who broke that?” and even though both of us might have been at fault, we blame the other one.  And then Mom gives us or punishment.

Human nature hasn’t changed.  In Genesis 3 we see the blame game begin.  God starts with Adam, “Have you eaten from the tree which I forbade you to eat?”  Instead of Adam standing up and saying, “I was there when the serpent was tempting Eve and I didn’t take charge to protect her from him. I am at fault.”  He first blames God with “the woman you gave me she did this.”  God then questions Eve and she blames the serpent.  God never asks the serpent who he blames, He just gives him his punishment-you are banished from all the other animals and you will crawl on your belly and eat dirt all the days of your life.  I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and hers.  He will crush your head while you strike his heel.

The consequences of sin are enormous.  We must remember that blaming others for what we do does not diminish our guilt.  We must remember that God provides forgiveness for anyone who asks Him.

Author: Karen Epp

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