Rising Joy by Vicki Matheny
A person’s folly subverts his way, and his heart rages against the Lord. Proverbs 19.3
When something bad happens, how do you react? Do you blame your past or your parents? Do you blame fate? Do you blame God?
A choice was given in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve could choose to eat from any tree in the whole garden, with the exception of one. The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was off-limits. They were not to eat of it or they would die, Genesis 2.16-17. Eve chose to listen to the serpent instead of God. Her folly brought about the fall of mankind into sin. Ever wonder how many times she remembered and regretted her decision?
While it is true that bad things can happen, even when the choice was a good one, so often that is not the case. Bad things also happen as a result of your poor choices.
While some would rant and rage at God, blaming him for what happened, most often it could have been avoided had their choice been a better one. It is a person’s own folly and desire to sin that brings about disaster. They forget or fail to recognize that God, whom they blame, sent his Son to die on the cross for their sins, John 3.16. It’s time to start admitting that you are responsible for the choices that you make.
Quit blaming God!