πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Who’s To Blame?

The following paragraph recently appeared in a US newspaper:

β€œProfessional thieves and joy-ride-happy teenagers are not to blame for most auto thefts. It’s true that they are the ones who do the stealing β€” but the careless motorist must bear the blame… When not in use, cars should be locked.”

Just think this through: More than 1,000 cars stolen every day throughout the nation, but those who steal them should not be blamed β€” the owners should be blamed for not making it impossible for the thief to steal his car!

Man has always been a master at β€œblame shifting.” Adam said to God, in effect: β€œIt’s not my fault; it’s that woman you gave me.” Eve said: β€œDon’t blame me. The serpent deceived me,” and ever since, the descendants of the first couple have been adept at shifting the blame.

But now it’s getting so that the courts defend and protect the criminals and even blame the innocent for not making it impossible for the criminal to act! It is a shame that we have to lock our cars against theft β€” and it is a stigma on our society. Some judges don’t see it that way, but God does. Read Romans 2:2:

β€œBut we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who commit such things.”

We may all be grateful, though, that it was the very justice β€” as well as the love β€” of God, that caused Him to take on Himself human form and pay for our sins at Calvary. God cannot overlook sin, yet He loves the sinner. This is why He paid for all our sins at Calvary, and this, too, is why we may now be β€œjustified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24). β€œBelieve on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). source

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