May 4, 2012
We live in a society where the idea of taking personal responsibility for our own actions is outdated, rejected and shunned by those even in the church. We blame everyone and everything else for our failures.
"Hey, it's not my fault I turned out this way. I didn't have perfect parents, a perfect home life, perfect teeth, or a perfect education. I didn't have the opportunities that she did and my friends weren't as cool as his friends were. I was deprived, misunderstood, unloved."
And, the most sinister of them all: "Hey, it's not my fault. After all, God made me this way. He could have changed things if He wanted to... but He didn't. It's all God's fault!"
If you think so, you'd better keep listening.
The following is a study on James 1:13-17.