“Do not be angry, my lord,” Aaron answered. “You know how prone these people are to evil.” Exodus 32:22
When people are confronted with having done something wrong, many will try to give an excuse or reason why they did what they did. In that process they will quickly shift the blame to someone else.
Pointing out someone else’s fault is easy for most people. They are quick to pass the blame for what has been done wrong, rather than take personal responsibility.
Moses had confronted Aaron for making an idol for the people to worship. Aaron told him not to be angry because the people are quick to do evil.
Every person has a choice to make as to whether he will do something or not. In reality, no one can make anyone else do anything that the person does not really want to do.
The challenge comes in to how much pressure one is willing to go through to stand against doing some sin. Most people do not like to go against the flow of the norm or to stand out as different or rebellious, so they are quick to cave in to the pressure to sin.
Once they sin and are confronted, they will blame others as to why they did what they did, rather than just own the sin and repent.
Believers are to be set apart, different in this fallen world. Even though every person around one may sin in a certain way, the believer needs to stand on God’s word and refuse to sin. And if he does sin, he must be willing to admit the sin and repent of it. God is ready, willing and able to forgive any sin that is repented of.
Blaming others is not repentance, but just a lame excuse to avoid repenting.
You will have times that you will be pressured to sin against God. You have a choice to make as to whether you will sin or not.
There will be times where you will sin. Don’t try to get out of owning your sins by blaming others. God sees and knows the heart. Rather than just pass the blame onto others, own it and repent of it before God. He is ready, willing and able to forgive you of any sin when you repent.
If you do not repent, He cannot forgive. Are you willing to repent?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will own any sins you have committed against God; that you will not blame others for your sins; that you will repent of any sins before God; and that you will know God’s love, mercy and forgiveness.