As a kid I never liked to take the blame for anything. I would always find a way to blame my brother or sister for my actions and get them in trouble for my action so that I wouldn’t have to face the consequences. We see this same kind of occurrence in Genesis 3.
Adam and Eve had gotten in trouble with God and instead of taking responsibility for their actions, they dumped the blame on others. Let’s observe who blamed who in Genesis 3:
1) Adam blamed God because He made Eve (3:12)
2) Eve blamed the serpent because she made her eat the fruit (3:13)
Adam and Eve tried to play the blame game and what was the result? They got punished anyway (3:14-19). Many of us today are still doing this very thing. When something goes wrong we never want it to be our fault. We would much rather go and blame someone else for our wrongdoing!
At the end of the day, we have to face the consequences of our actions (2 Cor. 5:10). We can try to blame others, but ultimately we face the blame for our actions. Let’s start taking responsibility of our actions, instead of blaming others.
Why do you think we rush to blame other people for our actions?
Is it ever good to blame others for your actions?
What were the consequences for Adam, Eve, and the serpents sin?
Do you think the outcome for Adam and Eve would have been different if they had fessed up about their wrongdoing instead of blaming others?