We get in trouble every time we make excuses for our behavior.
Everytime we try to rationalize away our sin.
Sometimes we do or say something wrong and then we try to make it ok by blaming someone else or telling ourselves everyone does the same thing so it’s not so bad.
“They started it.”
“I’m not as bad as ……………” (fill in the blank).
Isaiah speaks to this sin of rationalization in his 5th chapter:
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness.”
Rationalizing does not help us be better people. The first step of turning away from sin is to see it for what it is.
Recognize the truth.
Be able to identify the truth and admit when we have not done the right thing.
No blame pointed at others.
When we are able to consistently call light ‘light’ and darkness ‘darkness’, we are letting the truth of God transform us.
This is the road of faith that God has called each of us to walk here on earth. And God never leaves us on this road alone. He walks beside us – guiding us and loving us.
Thank you, Abba Father.