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Sermon Illustrations: Blaming


Ever since the Garden of Eden, it's been human nature to look around for someone to blame. After they had sinned, Adam and Eve heard God walking in cool of day and hid. God asked them a question: "Where are you?" Of course, He already knows where they are. What can God not see? But what happened then has stayed with human nature ever since. Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent, and the serpent didn't have a leg to stand on.

Have you ever noticed? You ask, "Who left the toilet seat up?" And what happens? You get answers like: "I haven't used the toilet today." "Oh, yeah, well I haven't used it for three days." It's the blame syndrome; it's part of the sin nature. Everything is always someone else's fault.

In John 9:1-3, when Jesus passed by a man who was blind from birth, the first response of the disciples when they saw the blind man, was to look around for someone to blame.

Strange isn't it, that if you catch a child hitting her baby sister says, her response will almost certainly be something like, "But she hit me first".