The Lord has anointed me . . . to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.
Each man and women has within them the power to choose how they will react to any given situation. God has given us the power of choice. Some people today do not wish to accept responsibility for their actions. They blame society. They blame the environment. They blame the schools. They blame the circumstances, everyone is to blame it seems, except themselves. But think about this; Adam sinned in a perfect environment under perfect circumstances, and perfect provisions. Both Adam and Eve were equally guilty of sinning against God and doing exactly what He had told them not to do. But Adam refused to take responsibility for what he had done, and instead he blamed it all on Eve, and also on God (since God had given Eve to him). In Genesis 3:12, the Bible says, Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” We can not blame it all on somebody else. We must accept the blame ourselves for our part. Society is made up of individuals. If we have social injustice, we are the ones who are wrong; we are part of it. Let us each accept our responsibility to do something about it.
Living Lord God, With Your help, I want to make the right decisions so that I may touch society with Your healing love today. In the Redeemer's name, I pray. Amen.