THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

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I’m a sinner and have no right judging another person, but I am truly concerned about the lack of common sense and not taking responsibility for our actions, which has infiltrated our nation.  It’s another insidious tool of the devil as old as time itself.  When Adam was confronted by God about His disobedience, He blamed Eve. She passed the buck to the devil.  All three of them were guilty, but no one wanted to own up to it.

It seems that the idea of blaming someone else has come back in style big time these days.  When things don’t go our way, we blame our parents.  When we don’t get our monetary needs satisfied, we blame our employers.  If our chosen candidate doesn’t win the election, we try to dig up as much dirt on the winner as we can. When our children misbehave, we blame their genetic DNA.  When we screw up, we blame someone else for the results of our wrongdoing.

This tactic of “self defense” simply shouldn’t cut it anymore.  We’ve lived too long this way.  It’s weaving its way into the political realm.  We’re exposed to it by actions taken against those who protect and serve.  We see it every day when kids blame other kids for something they’ve done.  Children learn by example and today the example stinks.

Every day there’s another incident of not owning up to foolish or harmful actions.  Those who can’t seem to handle the heat, don’t want to lose face.  They fear losing their jobs.  They can’t accept the results of their foolishness.  If they had thought about the results before doing the action, they never would’ve done it.

We’re all guilty of this at one time or another, but I fear it has become a way of life and a catch

all for every situation.  When those in power, minorities, parents, children, old fogies and celebrities use this tactic, we’re setting themselves up for judgment.  That judgment will come on the final day and will be determined by God Himself.

Isaiah 1:4 “Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers,
children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged.”

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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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15 Responses to THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

  1. you must have seen that same “news” conference I watched—
    well, actually there were two stories about blame yesterday—a person who was actually bullying and belittling others who is now attempting to turn things around that she was actually the one being bullied….
    and then the story of the failed candidate who continues spreading her failures around to everyone and everything other than herself—-
    It is just a bewilderment how this continues…

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  2. Well said! I too worry about these things. We’re just getting downright nutty with the blame of others and unwillingness to take responsibility for our own actions. Whenever something goes wrong these days, I’ve taking to quipping, Russians perhaps? Global warming? Satan? Flying monkeys?

    I’m astounded, I suppose in part because of my own stubborness. Nobody has ever “made” me do anything. I am totally without excuse. 🙂

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I just can’t recall when this trend started. I remember growing up being taught to take responsibility for my own action. It’s an easy way out to blame someone else, but it always comes back to haunt you. I pray that our country begins to make a turn around soon. I worry for the young people graduating from high school. What’s been left to them is a complete mess.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      BTW. I admire your stubbornness. I am just the opposite. I’m always laying guilt on myself.

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      • I deal with guilt too, I suppose that’s a part of taking responsibility, but the really wonderful thing about that is that guilt and shame can be laid at the foot of the cross. The more we have, the more grace we can avail ourselves of.

        In the absence of faith we have all these people who believe they’re good and if you’re good, you can do no wrong, so somebody else must have caused it.

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    Well. We make our choices for sure. It is comforting to know, that, no matter our transgression we are forgiven and secure in our salvation. That never releases us from earthly consequences of what we may have done. God has never promise to relieve us of that.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      In the end we will be judged. We can’t use our salvation as crutch or an excuse for not taking responsibility for what we do that’s offensive to God. Salvation is free, it it doesn’t mean much without repentance, God will make the final decision on judgment day. Jesus died once for all. Now we must live for Him❤️

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Hi Kathy

        I am going to take some exception with that I think. I agree we will be judged for the quality and intent of our works as believers at the Judgment Seat of Christ; however, I don’t believe that saved believers will ever face a final determination of our eternal destination. That decision is made here, and here only.

        The judgment believers face is regarding rewards, not destiny.

        I think it is important to understand the difference there.

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        True as Christians we can be assured of Heaven, it doesn’t give us license to continue in our sin though . We are saved by grace alone, not by our merit or worthiness. Out time on earth is a time of grace, given us to share his word and love with others.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        10,000 Amens!

        And I hope you took no offense, dear friend; I just thought some clarification was appropriate.

        🙂

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        No offense taken my friend. We have to keep each other on track sometimes, I think our theology is much the samr❤️

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