"It's Not My Fault"
This has probably become one of the most prolific responses to any problem or issue ever uttered by man. In fact the first man, Adam, pretty much said so when being interviewed by God after he ate the forbidden fruit. The woman YOU gave me caused me to sin; "It's not my fault". So from the beginning, this has become a standard phrase and practice.
Let's face it, there is probably not a man or woman alive today who has not uttered these words at least once in their lives, and for many people, these words are uttered over and over, because people would rather say this than to acknowledge sin, iniquity, and short-comings in their life. We just have to be careful to limit the use of the phrase as much as possible.
Every person who sins (Romans 3:23), and that is everyone who has a brain and cognitive function, tries this response. Imagine a person in court telling the judge that the bullets that came out of the gun they were holding was not their fault. The gun failed to mis-fire, so it is not my fault the other person was killed or injured. Imagine a person telling a judge that the light failed to change for them, and running into another vehicle was not their fault. Imagine all the "victims" of society blaming everything on someone else, and they are not responsible for crimes. Let's face it, it is not their fault if someone left their keys in the car. Ever watch that show "Bait Car"? Just listening to the logic of some of the criminals is hilarious, if not downright sad. We could mention a lot of politicians who claim that it is not their fault.
A big problem in our world is people fixing blame on someone or something else, rather than fixing the problems. Many of us are trying to blame the woes of this country upon the current administration. They are always claiming that it is not their fault. The truth is they are usually right in such a statement. The problems facing this country began back when Adam tried to claim that it was not his fault that he broke God's divine ordinance.
God knew from the beginning that man was going to sin. God made a provision before the foundations of the earth to help man do something to rectify his situation. God knew that sin would separate a soul from Him (Isaiah 59:2). God knew that most sinners would try to place the blame on something else or someone else. That is the reason, that God not only gave us death through the sin of Adam, He gave us the judgment to come (Hebrews 9:27). The only way to avoid a negative judgment would be to confess the Divine nature of Christ as being the faithful Son of God, and living as God required to the best of one's ability.
People need to learn to confess their sins instead of trying to shift the blame. The conflict every person faces comes from within. Galatians 5:16 tells us that our soul and spirit are at constant war. If we want to have fellowship with God, we are commanded to obey the gospel of Christ (Mark 16:15-16) to enter this fellowship, and we are to confess our sins (1 John 1:9) if we want to maintain this fellowship.
Good fighting evil has always been part of the human story. It seems that evil is beginning to triumph at the present time, but we must remember that Jesus, the Lamb will have the ultimate victory. All those on His side, will also experience this ultimate victory. So stop blaming others, and confess your own sins.
By Carey Scott
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