TOPIC: DON’T BLAME FOR WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW
Memory verse:-"Very well, then,” he said, "let it be as you say. Whoever is found to have it will become
my slave; the rest of you will be free from blame.” Each of them quickly lowered his
sack to the ground and opened it. Then the steward proceeded to search, beginning
with the oldest and ending with the youngest. And the cup was found in Benjamin’s
sack. At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their donkeys and returned to
the city. Joseph was still in the house when Judah and his brothers came in, and they
threw themselves to the ground before him. Joseph said to them, "What is this you
have done? Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?”
"What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. "What can we say? How can we prove
our innocence? God has uncovered your servants’ guilt. We are now my lord’s
slaves—we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup.”
The common practice of today is that we blame ourselves and others for the bad things that happen to us or to them. It is true that sin never goes unpunished but sometimes the blame is unnecessary. What we need to do in such times is to look up to God for comfort and direction other than blaming our selves. Blaming does not solve the problem but increase the pain and eventually division.
Prayer:-pray for clear conscious and for comfort and direction from God
What to meditate:
Is anger sin or not and what do you do when angry?