We laugh about the student who says he doesn’t have his homework because the dog ate it.
But it’s human nature — not eating homework but throwing blame at others.
We all do it.
When there’s a problem or uncomfortable situation we blame someone or something else.
We are living in a society that is falling apart — morally, politically, economically.
What do we do?
Some choose to be blind. Problems? What problems?
Some choose to blame others. It’s the corrupt politicians. It’s the morally degenerate purveyors of filth in the guise of entertainment. It’s the baby killers. It’s the rapists. It’s the druggies. It’s the cop killers. It’s the illegal immigrants. It’s the corporations. It’s the conservatives. It’s the liberals.
We have become like that student who doesn’t have his homework done … only it isn’t funny.
Society is collapsing.
What can we do?
God has an interesting remedy.
God told Solomon if the people turned away from following God, He might have to send drought, failed crops, even diseases to get their attention, but …
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
Society really is collapsing all around us.
But there is something you can do and it’s not what that student did.
You seek God.
Turn from your wicked ways.
God says He will hear you.
God says He will forgive you.
And God says He will heal your land.