(1Sam 15:21) “But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to the Lord God in Israel.”
King Saul was given a charge by God to destroy all that pertains to the Amalakite’s; hence, when you go to war with them bring nothing out with you. However, after disobeying God and saving the best of what the Amalekite’s had in their land for themselves, he attempted to blame the people for his shortcomings or lack of obedience. And isn’t that the case many times, we often blame others for our missteps; we tend to blame others for the way we are or for the way we behave. It’s easier to blame someone else for the way we are, instead of looking at ourselves and taking responsibility for our own actions.
Some of us are still blaming mom and dad for what they did to us twenty years ago or some other relative, and though it was painful, we must begin to take authority over the blame game mentality in our lives, and begin to seek the Lord for victory and healing. I’m not saying things that were done to us didn’t have an affect on us, but how long will we allow it to remain. With that said, we must seek the Lord because he will challenge us to take a real hard look at ourselves, and that’s the one thing many people even some Christians don’t want to do because after examining our life through God’s eyes, we must then prepare ourselves for change.
Saints of God the problem with blaming others is it allows us to justify our personality and our actions based on what someone else has done to us; thus, allowing them to have some degree of control over us. At the end of the day, the only person we want to have control of us is the person of the Holy Spirit because He won’t allow us to blame others for our actions.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason