“In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ” 1Timothy 6:13-14 NIV
Read: 1 Timothy 6:11-16
Pointing the blame, accusing another, shifting guilt or whatever you want to call it is something we all have done at one time or another. Think back. If the shoe fits, wear it. We might think blaming others is something our kids say. With five grandsons, it is not an unfamiliar phase.
“He did it!” is a way of disavowing all responsibility and laying it squarely on the shoulders of another…which may or may not be totally true. As it is said, a good offense is better than a good or bad defense. Pretending innocence is not the same as being innocent.
When was the last time you blamed someone else when you were responsible or at least partially responsible? Wouldn’t it be better to accept the responsibility for your words or actions? A clear conscious starts with a repentant heart. Next time you are inclined to place guilt on another, think again.
Not always saying “I did it.” is a bad thing. Often we do not speak up for ourselves and take credit for doing the right thing. There are times to remain anonymous and there are times to accept credit. The difference is accepting what GOD tells you to do in every situation. Trust GOD to guide you in accepting responsibility and fame. GOD will make the best decision. Trust HIM.
Today’s prayer: “LORD, Thank YOU for forgiving me of all the wrongs I have done and all the times I have avoided responsibility for my wrong words and actions. Help me to say and do the right things and admit when I am wrong and to ask others and YOU to forgive me. Amen.”