Thought and Prayer for Saturday, June 22, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
A common thing most people do is blame others. When something goes wrong, we tend to look for someone else to blame rather than taking some of the responsibility for what happened. It seems to always be someone else’s fault. Blaming others is a result of temptation. Rather than thinking first what we could have done differently, we are tempted to blame others. Before blaming others, let’s be sure to look at our actions first.
Hosea 4:4 ““Don’t point your finger at someone else and try to pass the blame!” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us to live a blameless life doing only what You call us to do. And, we pray, that we put no blame on anyone for anything. Help us to examine our own lives first and pray for those who do wrong rather than point fingers at them. We know that pointing out the faults of others does no good but only produces wrath. Help us today to stop blaming and show love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
No one is perfect at everything but that is no reason to point the blame at them for their imperfections.
God wants us to show love and stop pointing out the faults of others.
When we are quick to blame others, we haven’t spent enough time thinking about our own actions.
Leading a blameless life means to walk in a close relationship with God.
Genesis 6:9b “Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.” (NLT)
Rather than blaming, we should share blessings.
Romans 12:14 “Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.” (NLT)