10/7: It’s Not My Fault


A terrible phenomenon has been happening lately. Day after day, news broadcasts report another hit-and-run accident. Drivers run into pedestrians, or crash into someone else’s car or property, and then just keep driving, usually speeding away from the scene in a deliberate effort to escape responsibility. Even if caught, the driver wants to declare, “It’s not my fault.”

This hit-and-run mentality shouldn’t surprise us. Few of us look forward to facing the consequences for our mistakes. Most of us hopefully won’t do it in our cars, but many of us can be seen speeding away from the scene of our errors to avoid admitting our guilt. We want to declare, “It’s not my fault.”

In reality, our sin nature is not our fault. Romans 5:19 clearly tells us that “by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners” (NKJ). Adam did a hit-and-run on us in the Garden of Eden so we’re now all born with the disposition of sin. However, the ball is in our court once we find that out. The rest of Romans 5:19 declares, “By one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” The Redemption supplied by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the answer to the problem of our inborn sin nature.  Knowing of our sin nature and refusing to accept what Christ has done about it is our fault. If we refuse to allow the efficacy of the Redemption to invade our lives, dying and going to hell is all on us.

The good news is the simplicity of gaining release from fault and the resulting guilt produced thereby. Romans 10:9-10 declares, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (NKJ). Jesus has provided our freedom from fault for us. Through the cross, Jesus has taken our sin and has said, “It’s My fault,” thus freeing us from it. We’re now free to live holy lives for God.


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~ by sanewriter on October 7, 2013.

One Response to “10/7: It’s Not My Fault”

  1. Excuse the vernacular of words, but “everybody ain’t able!” Thank you Lord Jesus.

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