Blaming God

Ever since the fall of mankind, we’ve been blaming God.  When God questioned Adam about eating from the forbidden tree, Adam didn’t just blame Eve.  He blamed God too.  “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate” (Genesis 3:12, NKJV).

We also do this when disease or other evil happens.  I hope all Christians agree that it’s the devil who comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).  But when these things happen to a Christian, and we don’t understand why, some people automatically say, “God allowed it.”  To me, that’s a way to blame God again.

Have you ever asked God how NOT to blame Him?  That is, “LORD, give me the correct perspective.”  God-blaming has been a struggle for me lately and I want myself and other Christians to be set free from this bondage.

Jesus came to set us free from captivity and bondage (Isaiah 61:1) of every sort (disease and beliefs included) so that we “may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified”  (Isaiah 61:3, NKJV).  He’s glorified when we’re free and flourishing, not when we’re bound in chains and blaming Him.

Make the devil do a double take when he hears the rustle of you rising up after he thinks he had you beat.  That’s what I’m doing.

Shagufta

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