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Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Think for a minute about the first sin. Eve really couldn’t make excuses. She couldn’t blame her upbringing like so many of us do.
Woman: My mom was never really there for me. I think that’s why I treat my kids the way I do.
Nancy: She couldn’t blame her husband.
Woman: He constantly puts me down!
Nancy: She couldn’t blame her environment.
Woman: I just come home so stressed. I guess I take it out on my family.”
Nancy: There were no outside factors that influenced Eve to fall to temptation. She had no financial problems, no weeds to pull, not even any in-law problems. Her problems began with herself. She made a choice.
The truth is we can’t really make excuses for our sin, either. Like Eve, we’re responsible for our own choices. James tells us “each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire” (1:14).
Have you been making excuses for sin? If so, would you admit your own responsibility and trust in the blood of Christ for forgiveness?
With Seeking Him, I'm Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.
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