No One to Blame but Ourselves!

We live in a culture of blame and it's becoming increasingly difficult to be a parent. We need to start reading Scripture. #BbileLoveNotes #Bible

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to be a parent because parents have become society’s scapegoats. 

But Christianity teaches a different view.

Parents are responsible for their parenting, and they should do their best for the Lord (Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21). God will judge them for their selfish, harsh, or permissive parenting. 

However, parents are not responsible for the choices, actions, attitudes, and lifestyles of their adult children.

Terrible parents sometimes have godly children, and godly parents sometimes have terrible children.

If we hold parents responsible for their children’s actions, none of us are guilty for our sins because we all have parents to blame.

Ezekiel 18:20 puts this error to rest:

"The child will not be punished for the parent's sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child's sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness."

So let's make sure that we test our own actions and accept responsibility for our own sins (Galatians 6:4-5).
Are you a parent who is grieving over the lifestyle of your adult children? 

Ask God's forgiveness for anything you did wrong, and ask your children's forgiveness if appropriate, but quit blaming yourself for your adult children’s choices and quit accepting blame from your children. Perhaps you've misunderstood the proverb about training up a child: Errors Some Christians Believe.

Are you someone who is blaming your parents for your behavior?

Grow up, start taking responsibility for your life, and learn how to honor the imperfect human beings God gave you for parents. See the 1-minute archive of helpful devotions about Honoring Parents.

Note: Children who have been physically or sexually abused by parents must seek godly Christian counsel in handling their adult relationship with their parents. 


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We live in a culture of blame and it's becoming increasingly difficult to be a parent. We need to start reading Scripture. #BbileLoveNotes #Bible

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