Shifting the Blame June 27, 2016

A cartoon shows a little guy with a bat in his hand, speaking to his father. He says “I need you to get me a new bat, Daddy, this one doesn’t hit anything.” The cartoon, gives an insight into our human tendency to shift the blame. This practice first appeared in the Garden of Eden when Adam was caught disobeying God. Asked by God, “Have you eaten from the tree which I commanded you that you should not eat? he did not admit wrong-doing or ask forgiveness. He blamed others, saying “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I ate.” Adam did not get away with it, and neither can we. But Christ offers us all an alternative, promising “Seek the Lord while He may be found… Call upon Him…And He will have mercy …. He will abundantly pardon.” .

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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