2 Corinthians 10:12 – For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Romans 1:32 – Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
We like to play the blame game and blame others for our problems. Someone did something to you and now you have bitterness in your heart about it. Everybody has someone do them wrong at some point in life. The problem is you don’t ever think about how many times you have done someone else wrong. You probably did something similar wrong to someone else at one point in your life. Did it really bother you? Probably not. Like Romans 1 says, you do the same things you are condemning in others. You know God’s judgment and yet you cannot have mercy on someone who is lost and does not know God’s judgment?
That is why it is so important we do not compare ourselves to others. When we start to compare, we will always try to make ourselves look better and make others look worse. The Bible tells us exactly the opposite in I Corinthians 13. We should not commend ourselves or puff ourselves up. At the same time we should have charity for others and give them the benefit of the doubt. Charity does not think evil or bad things about other people. Part of being long-suffering is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. What would you have done if you were that person in a particular circumstance? You probably would have done worse than they did to you.
Blame is just another way of covering your sin of bitterness. The American society is eat up with it. People just do not want to deal with their own actions and ultimately deal with their own sin. You wonder why few are getting saved? The first step to getting saved is admitting you are a sinner. In order to do that you have to quit blaming everyone for your problems. People do not want to humble themselves and do that. It has become a badge of honor to stick up for your rights and what you deserve. The problem is, that is not the Bible way or God’s way.
So, are you going to quit blaming all your problems on everyone else? It will require admitting you are wrong and taking an honest assessment of yourself and others. The bottom line is we are all sinners living in this wicked world together. Why not have mercy on someone else, like God has had mercy on you? Quit playing the blame game.
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