Owning up

Since God asked Adam those most famous of questions “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” Man has done everything in his power to NOT own up when he (we) are wronge or have done wronge.
The old cartoon strip Family Circus occasionally had the children being asked “Who did this” and so true to life they would all blame the same person “not me”.
Unfortunately adults are not much better, doing things that they know are wronge and then blaming others when they get cought. You know, it’s the Polices’ fault, 0r the IRS or those ***** credit cards. It’s the tobbacco company’s fault or Micky D’s fault that I’m fat. It’s my parents fault I’m so messed up (well it is, just ask my Dr).
Ya nobody likes to be wronge, especially when they are, well, wronge. As Christians though we have no choice but to “man up” and admit when we are wronge. The symptom of our depravity is denial of truth, it started with Adam and eventually, ‘in the fulness of time’ resulted in the death of Jesus on the cross (oh you didn’t realize that was what He died for?). Yes that was exactly what He died for. He died as the blood attonement for sin against a Holy & Just God. What is sin against God? Anything we do that is opposed to God’s will for man as revealed in the Bible.
I will be one of the first to admit that ‘manning up’ is not fun, not easy and rarely pleasant, but it is what we are called by Paul to do when ever we take communion or for that matter as a regular course of daily evaluation “For by the grace given to me I ask every one of you not to think of yourself more highly than you should think, rather to think of yourself with sober judgment on the measure of faith that God has assigned each of you.”
I get the opportunity to spend a sizable amount of time around drunks, and let me tell you when they think of themselves (measure there skills, value, wisdom, etc…) they are either VERY over inflating or VERY devaluing. It’s the same with their measure of distance and time, thats why they have so much trouble stopping that car that they weren’t actually driving when that other guy pulled out and hit them.
Have to go for now, more in a bit….
May the Lord bless you and your household.
John

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