My heart was broken by the news in our country. It seems like everyone is now playing the “blame game.” They declare that they are doing what they are doing because of something someone else did. If someone else is wrong, how does me doing wrong make everything right? Do two “wrongs” make a “right?” Who is responsible for what I do?
God told Ezekiel, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4). “The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him” (Ezekiel 18:20). Friends, we must take responsibility for ourselves. The Bible tells us how God feels. “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren” (Prov. 6:16-19). “For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord, and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:7-8). We all belong to God, and we are all going to have to give account for what we have done. “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:11-12).
Are you living your life in such a way to bring glory and honor unto God? If not, why not? For Paul told the Colossians, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him” (Colossians 3:17). I am a child of the King, may I remember it and act like it. Simply blessed, Courtney