Hope Notes – June 16, 2011 – The Blame Game

In an online group I am in we are studying the life of Eve. It has been very interesting and fun to participate in.

Today in my reading I read 1 John 1 and I saw something interesting.

1 John 1 8-9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (KJV)

All they had to do was confess their sin.

Instead they hid, and placed blame on someone else. Basically saying they had no sin, it was someone else’s fault.

Because they didn’t repent, there was no answer for sin other than sacrifice from here on in because through sin death entered the world.

All they had to do was confess their sin.

Genesis 3:11-13 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” (KJV)

(It’s interesting to note God didn’t ask the serpent a thing).

But they didn’t repent , they pointed blame and took no responsibility themselves.

Something I am oft too quick to do myself, especially with my spouse and our marriage.

The Word tells us Eve was deceived and Adam wasn’t, both were put under the curse for their own sin.

Thankfully we have our sacrifice through Jesus! And no other sacrifice is needed. But be quick to repent! Quick! Quick! Quick! Leave no door open for the serpent to steal , kill or destroy anything in your life today.

Just something to consider in your travels today!

Be blessed!


Scripture quotations marked “KJV” are taken from the Holy Bible, King James Version, Cambridge, 1769.


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