“The devil made me do it.” Those words became a national catch phrase in the 1970s when comedian Flip Wilson used them in his comedy acts. Woody Smith, a Kentucky man, who murdered his wife, tried to blame it on excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills. Adam, our first father, tried to shift the blame to his wife Eve, and even to God, for his disobedience in the garden of Eden, saying that it was “the woman You gave me.” But John, in the letter bearing his name warned, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” But later, he was inspired to introduce hope, writing, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” So let’s stop blaming the devil, or someone else, for our wrong-doing, and humbly turn to Jesus for forgiveness.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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