It's Not My Fault!

Last week we discussed how Eve reasoned in her heart and because of that disobeyed God by eating of the tree. Of course, she didn't stop there. She gave the fruit to Adam to eat as well. They were afraid when they heard God, so they tried to hide from Him.
( Gen 3:9-13)And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof  I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
God asked Adam if he had ate the fruit. And what did Adam do? He said "It was the woman! She gave it to me!" So then God asked Eve the question. And she did the exact same thing! She said "The serpent tricked me!"

They both blamed someone else for their sin! When it was truly their fault. Yes, Eve gave Adam the fruit. But he made the decision to eat it. And the serpent did tempt Eve. But it was ultimately her decision to disobey God. They should have took responsibility for their sins. (Kind of makes you wonder what would have happened if Adam answered "Yes, I did it." instead.)

Do you blame others for your sin?  We all will mess up (Romans 3:23), and when we do we must not blame others. We must realize that it was our fault! We must take responsibility when we fall.

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  1. I always chuckle a bit at that piece of Scripture. I can see them all standing in a line, Adam saying, "It was that woman you gave me!" and Eve pointing at the serpant and blaming him and then the serpent with a puzzled look on his face. But in all seriousness, as you described, there is a great lesson to learn here. Thank you for sharing at Workin' It Mondays!

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  2. Yes, it is hard sometimes, but it's good. Wish I could say that I've never pointed a finger or made an excuse. I can see it now with my sons, when they know they've done something wrong and yet they just don't want to be the one to take the blame. Teaching them to be honest and accept responsibility is surely important!

    Good lesson! Thanks for linking up with me again this week!

  3. Ashlyn...Its usually fear that plays a part in blaming others for wrongs we did. But in admitting our sin and asking forgiveness, peace follows. Thank you for a great!! post and for sharing it at WJIM.

  4. How True. Sadly we mostly see things from our own perspective but rarely does our perspective allow us to see the truth of our own fault. Thanks for the reminder.


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