“Whose fault is it anyway?” “Not mine!” Did you ever notice that nobody wants to take responsibility for anything that goes wrong? It is always someone else’s fault. Where did this all start? What does God say about it? This message deals with the all-to-common issue of blame shifting from a Biblical perspective.
Blame shifting is when you put the responsibility on others for wrongs which you have done. It is a refusal to acknowledge your responsibility. The major problem with blame shifting is a failure to recognize and admit your contribution to the problem. This all began in the Garden with Adam and Eve making excuses for eating from the forbidden tree. Many others in the Bible tried to shift the blame for that they had done; Aaron and King Saul are just two examples.
How does God want us to deal with this problem in our lives? We will look at several passages that tell us. Overall, we need to have a realistic perspective on our lives. This comes from asking God to examine us. Psalm 139:23-24 says, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”