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“Pass No Buck”

Key Verse

“And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat” (Genesis 3:12,13).

TEXT — Genesis 3:1-13


In Discipleship Journal, Don McCullough wrote, “ John Killinger tells about the manager of a minor league baseball team who was so disgusted with his centre fielder ’s performance that he ordered him to the dugout and assumed the position himself…” The first three balls ended up hitting the manager. “Furious, he ran back to the dugout, grabbed the centre fielder by the uniform, and shouted. ‘You idiot! You’ve got centre field so messed up that even I can’t do a thing with it!’” The manager refused to accept his own failings!

One of the greatest problems that has held many down is their unwillingness to accept their faults. God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to tend it. He gave them only one prohibition: they were not to eat from the tree in the middle of the garden – commonly called the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But the serpent came to Eve, tempted her with lies, and convinced her to eat from the tree. Eve gave some of the fruit to Adam, and he also ate it. They both realised their sin and guilt for disobeying God at that point. However, instead of telling the truth and repenting, Adam chose to pass the buck by blaming his wife, Eve who in turn blamed the serpent. The result: God banished Adam and Eve from the garden.

Many people today still blame others for their actions. People blame the corrupt society for their inability to stay free from corruption. Buck passing is man’s way of not taking responsibility for their wrong actions. What excuses are you giving today for continuing in sin?

Instead of looking for people or things to blame for your wrongdoing, why not own up and repent of them?

Thought for the day

Excuse making will not excuse you from judgment.

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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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