Blaming God

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Daily Reading: 1 Chronicles 11:1-12:18, Acts 28:1-31. Psalm 9:1-12. Proverbs 19:1-3

Daily Verse: “A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord.” Prov. 19:3

Blaming God.

Instead of taking responsibility for their actions, fools blame God. Free will means we can do anything we want, a gift the Lord gave us. For instance, we can choose whether to act with love or hate. No one can make us do one or the other.

Every morning, I choose to love Ron. Folding his laundry always forces the issue, as irritation rises because he doesn’t notice I do it, just enjoying the result of clean clothes in his closet. But then I remind myself of everything he does for me, so I keep folding as an act of love and appreciation for my husband.

But say I decided not to fold his clothes and let the dirty laundry pile up. Eventually, Ron would notice, and an argument would erupt, causing a relational rift as hubby reminds me of all he does for us. 

A fool would blame God for the problem. Instead of taking responsibility for my part in the argument, I blame God for not making Ron more understanding or appreciative of me. But I caused the problem because of my choice.

Actions have consequences. Learning to take responsibility for our choices takes work. Blaming God for our foolishness doesn’t end well. The Lord gave us free will; use it wisely.

Lord, forgive us for blaming You for our actions. Help us take responsibility for our decisions and learn from them. Let our efforts honor You.  IJNIP. Amen

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