Blame

Blaming. Other. People.

It’s easy to do.

And to be honest, there are times when other people do in fact need to be called to account for having done something wrong or hurtful.

But what I’m talking about today is being quick to notice when OTHER people have done something wrong… but being slow to notice when WE have.

Here’s my point:

Don’t lay blame at someone else’s feet when your own are standing still. 

James 4:17 (NJB) says, “Everyone who knows what is the right thing to do and does not do it commits a sin.” In its eternal wisdom, the book of James reminds us that it isn’t just sinful to do something wrong, but to know the right thing to do and not do it.

Today, when you have a strong urge to blame someone else for something you think they’ve done wrong, be sure to ask yourself whether you’ve also been wrong in how you’ve spoken or acted. None of us are perfect. But people with integrity are continually on the move when it comes to wanting to say and do the right thing.

Make sure you don’t just point out the problem, but are living in a way that makes you a part of the solution.

Don’t lay blame at someone else’s feet when your own are standing still. 

By Matthew Ruttan

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