WBJMinistries

4/19/12

And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, if thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying. 


Dost not thou fear God, seeing  thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this man hath done nothing amiss. 


And we he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, verily I say unto thee. Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 


And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, father, into thy hands I command my spirit and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. When you hear the terms "soul and "spirit," what comes to your mind? Many believe that these words mean something invisible an immortal that exists inside us. 


They think that at death this invisible part of a human leaves the body and lives on. 


Then the blame game started. "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate"(v.12). The man blamed  God and the woman for his sin. The woman blamed the serpent rather than herself. Ever since that day in the Garden of Eden, we tend to blame others rather than ourselves for our sinful choices. When we sin, we should take responsibility. 


Let's pray like David:" I acknowledge my sins to you, and my iniquity I have not hidden "(ps32:5) Lord, help me not excuse my sin and blame another person, for if I do not admit my wrong my sin will  only worsen. 


The first step in repenting from sin is to admit that you are to blame. 


The man said, " The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate. "Genesis 3:1-13

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