Who Is Responsible?

Definitely not me!

And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from? ” The man said, “The woman you put here with me —she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

Genesis 3:11-12

Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Genesis 3:13

When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”

Matthew 27:3-4

When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead, an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”

Matthew 27:24

I just found these verses intriguing.

Has mankind moved away from the blame game?

Not yet.

Will mankind move away from the blame game?

Not ever.

The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.

Revelations 16:10-11


6 thoughts on “Who Is Responsible?

  1. This hits at the heart of almost every sin we have – refusal to admit to our sin. From it springs codependency, entitlement, jealousy, greed. We all adamantly defend our right to do as we see fit; any wrongdoing is someone else’s fault.
    God’s way is to assume responsibility for our own actions, thoughts, words, deeds, attitudes, moods, perspectives. Yes, people do hurtful things. But WE are responsible to choose how we handle and respond to whatever it is.
    Jesus did it. Can we?
    I fear not. It is our flesh.


  2. This is a highly insightful post. It brings out what is perhaps the fundamental flaw in society today: the failure to acknowledge personal responsibility. When anything goes wrong, it’s the fault of circumstances, other people, etc. Maybe that’s why society is increasingly uncomfortable with the Bible. The truth is, first of all, uncomfortable. The brilliance of this post is that it doesn’t make any references to examples in modern society; it doesn’t need to.

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  3. That is one of the defaults of nearly everyone who is addicted to sin, to blame someone other than themselves, and to not ever truly take personal responsibility for their sins and for their behaviors.


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