Who's to be blamed?
When we accept Jesus into our life, our sins are washed away because of the Cross. Even so, there may be some times when we still sin, through telling lies or just by doing something wrong. But who is to be blamed for our sins?
Perhaps there may be a time when you are angry, because you have lost your love one, you may start to blame God for taking away your kin from you. At times, when you tell a lie, you blame the Devil for tempting you to sin, like Eve, who put the blame on the serpent.
Firstly, putting the blame on the devil is wrong as he is always the one who lies, which is why he is in the burning furnace. As the saying goes: liar, liar pants n fire. The devil only tempts and lies, but for the completion of the act, sin,, it has to be up to your decision.
Secondly, we should not put the blame on people when we do something wrong, because, again, they did not point a gun at you to commit it. Rather, they may be the ones who provoked you to do so. Therefore, you have to train yourself to act wisely. Always ask for the Holy Spirit’s conviction that you may act upon wisdom.
Thirdly, you blame God. For instance, you blame Him for your misfortunes, asking Him things like: ‘Hey God? Why didn’t you protect me from harm?’ or ‘why didn’t you protect me from sinning?’ It is as though He is yur empter, approving you of wrong things. Sadly, this is not the case. God is actually the one stopping you from sinnin against Him. As said in the model prayer: and lead me not into temptation, God is preventing you from doing wrong. You should thank Him from all the things that He is doing for you, as He cares for you.
We may treat a God as trash bag, pouring all our anger upon Him, but thank God that He is forgiving. Hence, when we sinned, take full responsibilities for our actions and come before our forgiving Father with repentance, so that we may continue to fear Him even as we live each day for Him.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion. Blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.