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A friend of mine sent me the following list of statements made by motorists trying to excuse their accidents: · The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intentions. · A pedestrian hit me and went under my car. · Coming home I drove into the wrong house and collided with the tree I don't have. · I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment. These excuses show how prone we are to evade responsibility for our wrong actions, but weak attempts to justify mistakes will not absolve us of blame.

We also make excuses when we fail to do God's will. If we could view our rationalisation from this view, then we would see that they are as ridiculous as the statements of those motorists. Saul told God that the people would use the animals they had taken from the Amalekites as sacrifices, but he was merely covering up for disobeying God, who had told him to destroy everything.

"People who try to cover their sins will not prosper, but those who confess and forsake them find mercy." (Prov.28:13). Many people never realize that they become their own worst enemy by blaming others instead of facing up to their own faults.

Bro. Gift Lungu (Chinhoyi Zimbabwe.)

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