COMMENT: It seems as if we Americans are becoming a Nation of Victims. McDonald’s is sued because children eat too many hamburgers and get fat. A bandit was trapped in a garage which he had broken into while the family was on vacation. The garage door would not reopen and the crook survived on water and dog food until the family came home eight days later. He then sued the homeowner’s insurance company because of the broken garage door. Well, I guess it goes with the territory; when we look at some of our outstanding Biblical characters we can clearly see this “flaw”. Moses was used mightily by the Lord but he was not allowed to enter the Promised Land because he struck the rock rather than speaking to it as the Lord asked him to do. However, as you can see from our Lead Scripture, Moses blamed his misfortune on the Israelites. That reminds me of what Adam told God when asked about eating the forbidden fruit: “That woman You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” When we are wrong, “fess up”. When we sin, we sin because we want to; don’t be like Flip Wilson, a comedian of bygone days, who used to say: “The devil made me do it!” If we have wronged someone, confess and ask for forgiveness; but the most important and first Person with whom we should go through this process is our Heavenly Father. Let’s not adopt the world’s victim mentality.
SCRIPTURE STUDY: Numbers 20:11,12
SMILES FROM THE BIBLE: EVE BLAMED HER DOWNFALL ON THE SERPENT AND THE SERPENT DIDN’T HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON!