Taking Responsibility For Our Sins

There is an old saying that if we point a finger at someone, there are four fingers pointed at us. That means that instead of blaming someone for our problems, we should look at ourselves instead of blaming others. We should take responsibility for our mistakes. But we want to blame someone instead of taking responsibility.

This goes back to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Someone has said that when they sinned, “Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the snake and the snake didn’t have a leg to stand on.”

We are each responsible for our mistakes… our failings. We can’t blame others and shouldn’t point fingers.

In the book of Ezekiel, God asked Ezekiel about a proverb being circulated. It was, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s mouths pucker.” This must have been a well-known Proverb because Jeremiah also mentioned it (Jeremiah 31:29-30). The point of the Proverb was that children were suffering due to the sins of their parents. The people thought they were suffering because of what their Parents did. But they weren’t.

There is an old expression that “every tub has to sit on it’s own bottom.” That means that each one of us are responsible for our own problems.

The apostle Paul said, “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. (2 Corinthians 5:10)

So, if you make a mistake… don’t blame it on someone else. Accept responsibility and work to improve.

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