Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Proverbs Chapter 19

It didn't take long to get to a verse that jumped out at me today - verse three:

A man's own folly ruins his life,
    yet his heart rages against the Lord.

Have you ever noticed how God tends to get the blame when things go wrong and we take credit when things go right? I guess that shouldn't come as a surprise.

Remember Adam's first response when God gently gave him a chance to 'fess up'? 

"The woman YOU gave me..." 

Instead of taking responsibility for his own actions, he put the blame on both God and his wife. Eve also played the blame game - but at least she left God out of it, blaming the devil (ala Flip Wilson in pic).

Lent is a time to "give something up." The "blame game" may be a good thing to start with.

God will continue to bless your reading,
Pastor David

1 comment:

  1. Vs. 14: "House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord."