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The Self-Deception of Blaming Others for Our Sins.

As human beings, we don't like to accept our faults and mistakes. It is easier for us to blame someone else or our circumstances instead of taking responsibility for our own actions.


Unfortunately, this behavior also applies to our Spiritual lives. We tend to practice sin and blame others or our circumstances for failing to stop. However, as Christians, we are called to take ownership of our actions and confess our sins. Let's discuss what the Bible says about blaming others for our sins and how to break free from this self-deception.


The Bible is clear that we are accountable for our own actions. Ezekiel 18:4 says, "Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die." This verse shows that we cannot blame our parents or anyone else for our sins. We are responsible for our own decisions and actions. We cannot use the excuse that our parents or anyone else influenced us to sin. We have free will and the ability to make our own choices.


Mark 7:20-23 also emphasizes this point, "And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man." Jesus says that our sins come from within ourselves, not external circumstances or influences. Our hearts are corrupt, and we need Jesus to transform our hearts.


Romans 14:12 reminds us that we must all give an account of ourselves to God. "So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God." When we stand before God, we cannot blame someone else or circumstances for our sins. We are responsible for our own actions, and we must confess our sins and repent.


II Corinthians 5:10 also emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for our actions. "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad." We cannot blame someone else or circumstances for our sins when we stand before the judgment seat of Christ. We will be judged for what we have done, whether good or bad.


Conclusion:

Blaming others or circumstances for our sins is a self-deception that can lead us away from God. We must take responsibility for our own actions and confess our sins. We cannot use the excuse that someone else made us sin or that the circumstances were too complicated. We have free will and the ability to make our own choices. Let us turn to Jesus, who can transform our hearts and help us to live a life that glorifies Him.


May we always remember that we will all have to give an account of ourselves to God, and may we strive to live a life that honors Him.

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