Yahweh, Day 39
Day 39 Yahweh ... Proclaiming ... His Name ... Character and Consequences ... #9
Humanity always desires to create a god in man's image and in man's likeness ... that because humanity has an innate desire to ... Justify ... man's weaknesses and shortcomings. Therefore, if one has a god much like one's self ... then appeasement with one's conscience is much simpler.
It also lends itself to great leniency with faults in others ... with great creativity given to finding fault with every influence on the individual rather than on the individual committing the error. Humanity loves to find itself a victim of any and every possible offender to escape personal responsibility for one's actions ... Yet ... Yahweh will have nothing to do with that.
"...Yahweh-Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth, maintaining faithful love to a thousand [generations], forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave [the guilty] unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers' wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation...."
Exodus 34: 6-7 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
Strong personal character is required to enforce accountability.
Intercessory Prayer: Oh Father! In our desire to develop Your character may we learn to begin with accepting full and complete responsibility for our actions. For Your Name’s sake. In Jesus Name. Amen.