Revelation 12:10 (NKJV)
10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
Our culture today is quick to place blame, accuse and find fault. Too many times people don’t want solutions, resolution or responsibility, they just want someone to blame.
But, be careful when you find yourself ready to blame someone or accuse someone.
We are made in the image of Yahweh, the LORD God of Israel from Everlasting to Everlasting. And we are constantly being conformed into the image of His Son, the Lamb of God, Yeshua, Christ Jesus.
That doesn’t mean that we literally ‘look like’ God, but it means we have his character and His attributes. But, look at what Christ told the religious leaders who constantly confronted and confused Him…
John 8:44-45 (NKJV)
44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
Do you want God the Father telling you that your father is the devil?
When we are quick to accuse or place blame, we are not looking like God. We are looking like the enemy.
If you think about it, anytime the words blame or fault are used, responsibility would be much better.
Blame or fault is negative.
Responsibility is positive.
Blame provokes one to defend oneself.
Responsibility provokes one to examine oneself.
Blame causes the problem to persist.
Responsibility gets to resolution.
Blame and accusation is a form of judgement. You have already judged someone guilty of something, and sometimes they may truly be guilty, but if they’re not, be careful…
Matthew 7:1-2 (NKJV)
So, be careful when you place blame, accuse or jump on the badwagon with someone who is doing so. Remember what Christ said…
Matthew 12:36 (NKJV)
36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
So, whose image are you representing today?