We seem to be living in an era where passing the buck is a common problem. When we’re late for an appointment, we blame traffic or a missed or a difficult spouse or child for holding us up. When we wait in line for anything, we get irritated if it takes too long. We start to read things into the minds of others when our own ideas are dismissed or ignored. It’s always someone else’s fault.
It’s so much easier to blame others. It takes away our guilt and puts the weight on somone else. It started at the beginning of time. God set up His requirements for His paradise, but Adam and Eve disobeyed the one prohibition put in front of them. No one wanted to take responsibility, so the blame game was invented. It was initiated by the father of lies.
We see this activity growing out of control in our country. The average Joe blames his employer when he doesn’t get his work done – saying he isn’t be being pad enough. The celebrity thinks he’s above the law and then accuses his fans of expecting too much of him. The politicians blame their constituents for being uncooperative, causing gridlock.
When Jesus shed His holy blood on the cross, He didn’t blame us, even though we deserved it. He willingly gave His life to wash us free from guilt, shame and blame. Because of that wonderful gift, let’s eagerly, daily ask for forgiveness instead of passing the buck. He died once for the sins of all.