It Was Me
It Was Me
It's hard to admit, but sometimes "it was me" is just the honest response.
Rember Adam and Eve? Trying to hide sin is as old as sin itself! Eyes were opened to the shame and death of sin, not to “wisdom” that made them “like God." Blaming others does not hide our sin from God.
Rember Achan? God’s word was clear: All things in Jericho were supposed to bedevoted to God. And yet the camp of Israel were troubled at Ai because of Achan’s sin as he tried to the evidence of his sin.
And then there was Ananias and Sapphira. They wore a cloak of faithful piety to cover their covetousness. Covering up sin is not only a lie to men, it is lying to God.
And then there is David. He was supposed to be at war. He looks at Bathsheba. He sleeps with Bathsheba. Bathsheba become pregnant. David begins to find proverbial fig leaves and begins to cover his sin.
He insists it wasn’t him.
David, demonstrating that he was just like the rest of us, went with his first instinct; he tried to cover up his sin and shift the responsibility to someone else: Cover-ups are often like that — a lot of innocent people get hurt while we are trying to hide the truth.
2 Samuel 12:1-15
12 And the LORD sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds, 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms,[a] and it was like a daughter to him. 4 Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” 5 Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, 6 and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.”
7 Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. 8 And I gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. 9 Why have you despised the word of the LORD, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 11 Thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house. And I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. 12 For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” 13 David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. 14 Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the LORD,[b] the child who is born to you shall die.” 15 Then Nathan went to his house.
Quit Blaming Your Family
Quit Blaming Your Environment
2 Samuel 11:1 “In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel. And they ravaged the Ammonites and sieged Rabbah. BUT DAVID REMAINED AT JERSULEM!!
Sometimes we are born in environment and other times we create our environment. Either way our environment is changed through the cross. You are a KING’S KID!! You are heirs of the throne. Our environment is not to influence us. We are to influence our environment.
Quit Blaming Your Creator
Job 42:1-5 Then Job answered the LORD and said: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. ‘Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.’ I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Don't blame God for the situation and enviroment that He has put you in. Admit your sin. Confess that it was you and allow him to cleanse you and move you forward.