Many believe Adam blamed Eve when God confronted him about eating the forbidden fruit. But look closely, and you’ll realize Adam tried to shift
the blame to God. “The woman YOU gave me made me do it!” The implication: “God, If You hadn’t given her to me this would never have happened.”

Not much has changed since. When faced with our own sins, we want to place blame anywhere but on our own shoulders. We will blame God for our problems, or try to blame others. When Samuel confronted Saul for his sin, not destroying the Amalekites, the king blamed the people, and tried to shift the blame to God as well. “We saved the best to sacrifice to YOUR God…”

I have no one to blame for my sins but myself. I am grateful, therefore, that my sins, though they be many, are forgiven through the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. I don’t have to try shifting the blame; Jesus took took the blame upon Himself. I am blame-free! I am shame-free!

I am free to run (I am free to run)!
I am free to dance (I am free to dance)!
I am free to live for You (I am free to live for You)!
I am free! (I am free)!

Rom 8:1, 2 There is now, therefore, no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. (NAS)

About Pastor Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon is a husband, father, grandfather, pastor, missionary and with his wife, Marsha, an author. Jim and Marsha are founders of God's Blueprint for Marriage, a ministry based on the experiences they had during reconciliation and restoration of their tumultuous marriage that would have ended in divorce, had it not been for God's intervention. Their marriage workshop called, not surprisingly, "God's Blueprint for Marriage" shares details of their failing marriage and, more importantly, the lessons they learned during the restoration process. Their book, "God's Blueprint for Marriage", is available through their web site, Jim is Missions and Small Groups Pastor at their church, Word of Life Fellowship. He and Marsha have a strong ministry presence in Peru, where he is a leader in the Evangelical Church of Christ of Peru, a Peruvian denomination. And Marsha is founder of Mujeres de Valor (Women of Worth), a ministry helping women in Peru find their place in service to God. They also work with Victory Bible College-Peru and Victory Fellowship of Ministries, organizations dedicated to training and supporting pastors and church leaders in that nation. Their two sons, Michael and Jeffrey, are also in ministry, Jeffrey full time as Youth Pastor of their church. Additionally they have a number of "adopted" sons and daughters, many of whom are in ministry as well. Jim is a professional storm chaser. You can hear him during severe weather in NW Arkansas on 40/29.
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