Thought Of The Day, “Blame”, Men’s Daily Devotion

Men’s Daily Devotion, Blame


Thought of the day:

And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Reference Genesis 3:11-13 NKJV

I was listening to a podcast that was talking about the different dispensations we go through in life and Adam’s fall was brought up. One of the dispensations talked about innocence. Innocence did not keep Adam and Eve from sinning because, they were created as perfect but yet they still sinned.

This lead me to think a little more. Let’s say that for whatever reason, Adam and Eve resisted the temptation of eating the fruit, would we ever have been in sin? I believe the answer to be that eventually, someone would have fallen.

We’ve been given the choice to either follow God or to reject Him. He’s the One Who gave us that choice. Because we have that choice, essentially, we need to own our decisions and the consequences therein.

What this should mean is that although Adam passed the blame to Eve who in turn blamed Satan, they actually made the choice. This should be a reminder that we cannot poss the blame for choices we make on anyone. We can’t blame our parents, our family, our neighbors, the person who brought harm to us, etc. We need to take ownership of when we fail.

Does Satan put temptations in front of us? Sure, but only by God’s Permission, refer to the Book of Job, but for those of us who follow God, we’ve been given the Victory and Strength to overcome.

What choices are you making today and are you taking responsibility for the results that happen from your choice? Let’s look up for His Direction.

If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.  
It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it. We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already.
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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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