Blame someone else.
Procrastination. What will this cost me? It's not my job. We
can't do that. Too much trouble.
I will, but:
Blame someone else:
Gen 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto
him, Where art thou?
Gen 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was
afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
I'll bet he was afraid.
Gen 3:11 And he said, Who told
thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I
commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
Gen 3:12 And the man said, The woman
whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and
I did eat.
It seems that man's been
blaming woman ever since.
Gen 3:13 And the LORD God said
unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman
said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Again, it was someone
else's fault. This one reminds me of the old TV program, Flip
Wilson. His favorite phrase was, "The devil made me do it".
Paul at Mars Hill:
Acts 17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the
dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again
of this matter.
before King Agrippa:
Acts 26:27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a
Putting things off. I guess
we're all guilty of this in some way or another. The Bible has a
response to that.
Cor 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and
in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is
the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
What will this cost me?
Mat 19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good
Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal
Mat 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be
perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou
shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Mat 19:22 But when the young man heard that saying,
he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
The Bible has a response
for this also.
8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he
shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8:37 Or what shall a man give in
exchange for his soul?
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the
kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things
shall be added unto you.
It's not my job:
Gen 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy
brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
As it turned out, Cain was
his brother's murderer.
We can't do that:
Num 13:31 But the men that went up with him said,
We be not able to go up
against the people; for they are stronger than we.
This statement is
the reason the Israelites had to wonder around in the wilderness
for forty years till those twenty years of age and above had
died. Only two of that generation were allowed to enter into the
promise land. How many times have you heard someone say, I can't
do that, you can't do that, or, that can't be done? My 1st.
grade teacher had a good saying, "Can't, never could do
No excuse at all,
too much trouble:
Luke 9:57 And it came to pass, that, as they went
in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will
follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
This man wants to follow Jesus so bad. Right
up front, Jesus lets him know what's in store if he does.
Luke 9:58 And Jesus said unto him,
Foxes have holes, and birds of
the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay
The Bible doesn't state whether this man
followed or not. He gave no excuse. I assume he followed
Christ. Or maybe he thought it would be inconvenient, (too much
A polite way of saying no:
Luke 9:59 And he said unto another,
Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.
Allow me to go bury my father? What kind of
an answer is that? Or better yet what kind of excuse is
that? Note, Jesus asked this man to follow Him.
See Luke 9:59 parallel column in E.W.
Bullinger's Companion Bible for explanation. Which is, "A
euphemism for declining an invitation, as the Jews buried
within twenty-four hours and didn't leave the house for ten
days". ..... I guess a polite way of
I've read and heard a few different
opinions about what this meant, but I tend to agree with Mr.
I will, but:
Luke 9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will
follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at
home at my house.
People can make up a lot of excuses to not work
for God. I guess a lot of us have.
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him,
No man, having put his hand to
the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
What happens to one who looks back while plowing? You
don't have to be a genius to figure that out. Once you start for
God, never look back. Stay focused. God has work for you to do.
We have an old saying, "Boy, I've heard it
all". I guess Jesus Truly has.
Thanks, for allowing me, to share
this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto
In His Word,
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