If you’ve ever had more than one child in the same room or car at the same time, Momma has said, “I don’t care WHO started it!” You know, blaming someone else for our actions is not something new. In the Garden of Eden, Adam blamed Eve for giving him that forbidden fruit – of course, I’m sure she didn’t “force feed” it to him. She, in turn, blamed that ole’ serpent who beguiled her (Genesis 3:12-13). Aaron blamed the children of Israel for the golden calf that “poof” appeared when he cast the gold into the fire (Exodus 32:24). No, laying the blame on someone else is quite common.
Nowadays, we blame “society” for allowing sin to flourish, but just because something is legal, doesn’t mean that it’s scriptural. We have a tendency to call everything a disease, and we often say, – “Well, I just can’t help it.” But Paul said in I Corinthians 10:12-13, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, Who will not suffer (allow) you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” I’ve often said, “I wish He didn’t trust me so much!” But, seriously, for every sin that tempts us, there is a way out – WE just have to look for it.
“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (II Corinthians 5:10). John wrote, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Revelation 20:12). So, it really doesn’t matter “who” started it – we know WHO is going to finish it. May we be ready on that day. God Bless, Courtney