Spiritual Warfare: 'Blaming Others for Our Sin'

God's Power for Our Battles — Sunday, July 23, 2023

God asked, "Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat fruit from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?" The man said, "You gave this woman to me and she gave me fruit from the tree, so I ate it." Then the Lord God said to the woman, "How could you have done such a thing?" She answered, "The snake tricked me, so I ate the fruit."
— Genesis 3:11-13 NCV

Today's Prayer

Lord, forgive me for all the times I have blamed others for my own sins. I have used feeble excuses and often refused to accept responsibility for my own bad decisions rather than admitting I had done wrong and facing the consequences while repenting. Help me to stop and think before I rush in and participate in the things that entice me, Lord. Help me to pray for Your guidance before making a decision. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Comments

Heartlight now uses Disqus for comments instead of Facebook. — Learn More

Archived Facebook Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Sunday, July 23, 2023

A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Friend, The text in the Verses to Live section comes from two different places. I want you to read them together to help you understand two very..."
The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
""Cleanseth," says the text-not "shall cleanse." There are multitudes who think that as a dying hope they may look forward to pardon. Oh! how..."
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, comforter of the bereaved, On the death of our dear loved ones in Christ, may we comfort one another with thoughts of a glorious..."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up."

Illustration

Illustration of Genesis 3:11-13 NCV — God asked, "Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat fruit from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?" The man said, "You gave this woman to me and she gave me fruit from the tree, so I ate it." Then the Lord God said to the woman, "How could you have done such a thing?" She answered, "The snake tricked me, so I ate the fruit."

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.