by Holy Host
Blame never solves anything…accountability…unity…integrity…now those are the building blocks of solutions.
Sadly, when you turn on the news today, or you turn on talk radio, or you turn on day-time television, it seems all you hear is people blaming one another…different political parties, different races, different cultures, different countries, different sexes, different economic classes…all blaming one another.
Is it really possible that it is always the other group or person’s fault?
From the very beginning of time (and the beginning of the Bible) man has looked for an excuse so as not to be responsible for his own actions.
Adam blamed Eve (and in a round-about way blamed God) for his sin…
Genesis 3:12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
Eve blamed the serpent for her sin…
Genesis 3:13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Pontius Pilot didn’t want to take responsibility for his part in my arrest and impending crucifixion so he blamed it on the towns people getting riotous and “washed his hands” of it all…
Matthew 27:24 When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.”
This victimization serves only to destroy not to build up. You must be accountable for your own actions…for your own words, for your own beliefs…
Matthew 12:37. “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Instead of everyone taking their portion of responsibility it becomes easier to pile it onto the other guy but scripture wants you to bear your own load.
Galatians 6:5 For each one will bear his own load.
Even when in the worst trial of his life Job fought off blaming others and even ran from blaming God.
Job 1:22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.
To get to a place of accountability takes work. Steer away from the fruitless “blame game”. Examine your actions and be accountable.