Teens’ Open Heavens 1 February 2018 by Pastor Adeboye - Don’t Push The Blame

Topic: Don’t Push The Blame [Teens’ Open Heavens Thursday 1st, February 2018]

Memorise: And the man said, the woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. – Genesis 3:12

Read: Genesis 3:12-17 (KJV)

12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

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.

14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Bible In One Year: Exodus 27-28, Matthew 21:23-46


In this world, there are blame pushers and responsibility takers. If you look through the Bible, you will discover that blame pushers do not usually end well. Adam tried to push the blame of eating the forbidden fruit on Eve and ended up with a curse. Saul pushed the blame of disobedience on the people and the throne was taken from him. 1 Samuel 15:15 says:

“And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.”

Did you notice how Saul used ‘they’ when referring to the bad done, and ‘we’ when referring to the good done? Blame pushers take credit for the good and push the blame for the bad. When you are given a responsibility, if by any means, there is a shortfall, you must take the blame for it as you were responsible for it.

Key Point: Blame pushers don’t go far in life because God cannot trust them with sensitive assignment.

Hymn 13:

1. Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is the love of God flowing through you?
Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
Are you ready His service to do?

Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.

2. Is your life a channel of blessing?
Are you burdened for those that are lost?
Have you urged upon those who are straying
The Savior who does on the cross?

3. Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is it a daily telling for Him?
Have you spoken the Word of salvation
To those who are dying in sin?

4. We cannot be channels of blessing
If our lives are not free from sin;
We will barriers be and a hindrance
To those we are trying to win.

Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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