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.”