Scripture Reference: Psalm 51
So whose fault is it? Who is to blame? We have all become experts in passing the buck. We blame our parents, our society, the government, the church, even the poor dog.
Psalms 51 is a somber reflection of a soul that finally comes to terms with its wickedness. David, a great King by all accounts, loved by God and revered by his subjects probably reckons he could get away with adultery and murder. God was not amused.
Once the spotlight of guilt falls on him, David owns his sin and repents. He acknowledges his fallibility before God and asks for a clean heart and right spirit, conceding that his old heart and spirit were corrupt and beyond repair. His old heart and spirit may have blamed Uriah’s absence, Bathsheba’s beauty (and bath habits), the loneliness of palace life e.t.c. for his sin. God wasn’t buying it.
Naomba is the desperate prayer from a soul that has come to terms with its own foibles as contrasted against God’s holiness. It’s a cry for help to the One and Only professional that owns the patent for the heart with a monopoly on solutions to its problem; GOD.
I quote Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141)
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
So, whose fault is it? Who is to blame? Only ourselves. And yes, we are underlings, but only of a compassionate, loving and forgiving God.
Have you been blaming others for the wrongs, sins, failures and shortcomings in your life? Its time you take responsibility, own it before God. Repent and see how God’s mercy and grace will flood your life and carry you to freedom.