Thursday's Thought

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

‘I Did It!'

     On one occasion during my employment at an job that involved handling large sums of money, I was told that there was a cash discrepancy. When asked to explain, I replied, "I made the mistake. It's my fault." My superior was surprised at my response: "What? You're not offering an excuse? We usually hear some feeble effort blaming someone or something else."

     Attempting to shift the responsibility and blame to someone else (or something else) is an exercise in futility. Such attempts only compound the problem. In the Bible, Eve said the serpent deceived her. Adam said Eve gave it to him. King Saul tried to blame the people for not obeying God. The one talent man said it was his master's fault that he didn't obey. Each one was held accountable for their actions. And so it shall be with us.

     Accepting responsibility opens the door to correction and repentance, which makes forgiveness possible.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

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