Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Blame Game

Who do we sometimes blame, when life is not going the way we expect it to go?


God will give to each person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism. -Romans 2:6-11 (NIV).

For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. –Romans 2:12-16.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will… -Ephesians 1:3-5.

Man blames > Woman > blames Man > blames God > blames Satan > blames Man.


And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. –Matthew 27:37.

The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath. –Luke 6:7.

And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ, a king.” -Luke 23:2.

The Lord said to Job: “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!” -Job 40:1-2 (NIV).

Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm: “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?…” -Job 40:6-8 (NIV).


Being the closest one to the man, woman is caught up in the crossfire of the blame game.


“Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.” -Matthew 5:25 (NIV).

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. –1 Peter 5:8 (NIV).

Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, [give no opportunity to the adversary] to speak reproachfully. For some have already turned aside after Satan. –1 Timothy 5:14-15.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. –Revelation 12:10.


So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” –Job 1:9-12,

And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat…” -Luke 22:31.


…But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives. And these things command, that they may be blameless. – 1 Timothy 5:6-7.

Do not accuse a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm. –Proverbs 3:30 (NIV).

Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?” So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.”  -Luke 3:14.

Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses.
–1 Timothy 5:19.

…whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. –2 Peter 2:11.

Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” -Jude 1:9.
…Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. –Jude 1:11.



When working and living, at an outreach mission ministry, I remember a man who stood outside the facilities, in the courtyard, each day about 3:00 A.M. in the morning. He would constantly blaspheme (use profane cursing) the name of the Lord. The man did this continuously the same time each morning. And, if you ever came close enough to him, or happen to be anywhere in his presence, you could always smell the strong odor of gasoline on him.

It was only a few weeks later, after I left the outreach mission ministry, that I saw a news report on television about a house being set on fire. The house fire was clearly reported as an act of arson. But, after I heard the name of the facility that was set on fire, I remembered the man who blasphemed God, and the man always smelled of gasoline!

Immediately, I went to the facility, and spoke with one of the managers. She showed me how the house fire had contained itself in one place, by not spreading to any of the other houses on the property. As I was looking at the fire damaged house, the manager pointed to some trees that were close to the house, and I noticed one tree, in particular, had branches hanging over the house that was set on fire. Neither the trees, nor any of its branches had been burned. And the manager told me how big the fire had been. It was immensely clear to both of us that a miracle had taken place, during that unfortunate incident!

~ Jonahs Sister ~

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