History Repeating

It’s never his fault

Genesis 9:18-29

Reference: he said, “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers.” (‭Genesis‬ ‭9‬:‭25‬ NIV)

Explore: A friend of mine seems to go from one relationship to another. He starts to commit to one person but after a while the relationship gets rocky and they end up breaking apart.

When talking to my friend about what has happened, it’s never his fault. It’s always the other person who has done the wrong thing, said the wrong words and made the wrong choices.

And yet, his relationships keep going through the same cycle. And the only common factor is him.

I love my mate and he’s super fun to be around, but he is opinionated and selfish and I can understand the challenge it would be to be his partner. And the consequences of his actions continue to be the same.

It won’t be until he sees he is responsible for his own actions that anything will change.

Application: Over and over in the Bible we hear of people who make poor choices. Whether they are a king or they have just survived the biggest flood on earth, there are always consequences.

Believing in God does not make us exempt from the consequences of our decisions. In fact, we are often held to a higher calling.

Our integrity is one of the things that sets us apart. The more we strive to live for God with integrity, the more people will see He makes a difference in our lives.

Prayer: Lord, forgive me when I make poor choices. May I live with the consequences and allow them to prompt me to be more like You next time. Amen.

What is a consequence of your most recent actions?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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