Today's devotion is based on Genesis 3:12,13 “The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” The Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me and I ate.”
The blame game has been going on for a long time. We are all good at playing the blame game. We try to shift the blame or point the finger at somebody else. Just like Adam and Eve, we try to blame someone else for our sinful actions.
Jesus had every right to shift the blame to us, but he refused to play that game. Instead, he bore the burden of our sin and gave himself up in our place. His loving sacrifice for us has forever removed our sin and has given us the gift of eternal life. Instead of playing the blame game, we all need to humbly confess our sin and trust in Jesus for the forgiveness that only he can provide.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Dear Jesus, thank you for paying the penalty for my sins. Help me not to blame others, but to be honest with you about my sin and to trust in you for forgiveness. Amen.