Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 27, 2017

God Up

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 6:35 pm

John 8:7 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (NIV)

 One thing we humans are very good at is blaming others for our problems.  We don’t like to admit we might be wrong.  We don’t like to even think any problem we have is because of our own choices.  It is so easy to blame others not only for our own problems but for any problem we see.  There is a saying, “When you point one finger at someone else there are 3 fingers point back at you.”  We don’t like to take responsibility for our own actions or our feelings.  It is so much easier to blame others.  Jesus is telling these people here to stop judging others.  We like to put our own standards on others and when they don’t meet the standards we’ve set, we judge them to be wrong.  There are many who don’t want to read this.  Those are the ones who would rather blame all their troubles on someone else.  Some excuses for our blaming others are: had a bad childhood, not understood by others, can’t help the way I am, someone else made me do it and on and on.  There’s a new phrase going around.  It’s, “man up.”  I would rather say, “God up.”  Let’s be open and honest with God and acknowledge our own responsibility for our actions and feelings and relationships with others.  Let’s ask Him to heal our hurts and put them behind us, choosing to act in love in our relationships with all others.  Their response or reactions are not our responsibility but our actions and responses are our choice and accountable unto God.

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