TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

thJ9KHV5COSociety has taken a dark step backwards. I’m not sure if it’s because we’ve forgotten Jesus’ admonishment to love one another as we love ourselves – if we’ve totally forgotten the Ten Commandments – or if we’ve turned to ourselves for our own salvation. Somewhere in the last half century, there’s been a lack of taking responsibility for one’s actions, which has led to a nation of “all about me” thinkers.

The Old Testament laws of Deuteronomy state – if a son is stubborn and rebellious towards his parents they had the right to take him to the elders and have him STONED, and I’m not talking about drugs here.  Some would call that really tough love.

Praise God, He has fulfilled the Law through His Son, but we still should be responsible citizens, family members and employees.  Somewhere along the line we’ve forgotten our responsibility, as part of Christ’s body, to shake off our old ways and live as He did when He walked the earth.

When pointing a finger at someone else, look at the configuration of the hand.  One finger points towards those we accuse and three are pointed right back at us.  Were all accountable for what we do in this life.  Our sins have been forgiven, but now more than ever, we’re obligated to set an example of how our lives change when we become disciples of Christ.  He alone has changed them!

Teaching that lesson to our children is a must.  Passing the buck is one of the oldest sins of man.  When God asked Adam why he ate the forbidden fruit, he blamed His wife and she in turn blamed the serpent.

Dear Lord, our world is filled with sinful behavior.  Help us trust in your forgiveness and  honor you for the price you paid for our redemption.  Amen!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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