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It doesn’t matter how long you have been married, husbands and wives like to blame one another for their blunders. Many of us love the blame game; the more I think about it, these are really childish acts, as mature individuals should take up the responsibility for their mistakes.
Adam and Eve blamed one another after they sinned against God. Before the existence of Eve, God clearly instructed Adam not to eat the forbidden fruit. Very likely, Adam told Eve about God’s command after she became his wife. In a simple sentence, they were all responsible for their offence against God.
According to God’s creation order, Adam should be the head of his household, thus he should take up the leadership of leading and protecting his family. Like many people say, “A man should do what a man should.” Let’s ponder the story of Adam and Eve.
12The man said, “The woman whom you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it.” 13So the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman replied, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” (Genesis 3:12–13 NET)
Let’s pose a question to God. “I know I am responsible for the things I say and do on earth, could You teach me to become a better person?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. If you are single, pray for the courage of taking up the responsibility of your mistakes. If you are married, pray that you would stop blaming your spouse for your errors.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Tell a Christian the lesson that you learnt in responsibility.