Genesis 3:11-13 “Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Pastor Drew Ross recently spoke on how we’ve inherited this tendency to blame since time began and it got me thinking about what my blame game looks like. I live my life like the whole world is pointing a big blame finger at me. It’s your fault the world tells me. If I pass someone in the hall and they are upset, I think to myself, “What did I do to upset them? It must be my fault.”
Other people might be constantly pointing fingers at everyone else, saying, “It’s your fault.” For others, the fingers are pointing at them so they in turn point a finger at someone else.
What does your blame game look like? When something goes wrong in your life, who do you blame?
As you see the big blame fingers in your life, hear these words.
“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5
Jesus has taken the blame for us. And whether the blame fingers are pointing at you or you are pointing the blame fingers at others, Jesus stands between you and that blame. He took it all upon himself on the cross. Whether the blame is justified or not, He took it away. We no longer have to play the blame game. Allow Jesus to stand between you and your blame. He’s already taken it to the cross.