Today’s devotion is based on Genesis 3:12,13: “The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done? The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
When was the last time you took full responsibility for your actions? Owning up to one’s behavior is a rare thing these days. Like so many others today and like Adam and Eve in our Bible verses for today, we, too, seek to blame others for our actions and avoid taking responsibility for them. God sees through it all and demands that we come clean for our sinful thoughts, words, and actions.
Thankfully, when we do that, we see that we have someone who took the blame for us. Knowing that we could not make our sins right, let alone own up to them, God sent Jesus, who would take ownership of sin. he suffered and died so that we wouldn’t have to. He didn’t blame us even though he had every right to do so.
Please pray with me: Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying in my place. Forgive me for my sins. Enable me each day to own up to my sin and trust that you have removed them from me. Amen.