He said, “…Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Genesis 3:11-13
Once I was sweeping the car porch, clearing the debris and the fallen leaves. After gathering these fallen leaves and piling them in front of the house, I could do either of these two things; I could have swept these leaves away from the front of my house into my neighbors’ front, not a bit worried if that could have dirtied their compound. Of course, that was not the right thing to do. What I did instead was gathered all the leaves and put them into a bin bag.
The moral of the story is we should mind our own mistake instead of shifting the blame to others. Most importantly is to realize we have made a mistake and try to make amend as soon as possible. We should not hide our mistake but dare to admit our wrongdoing and start afresh.
Adam and Eve, after they have committed a wrongdoing, instead of confessing it to God, they blamed each other instead. Not only that, they also blamed God. Men are not infallible. There is a possibility that a millipede with many legs can fall into a hole if it is not careful in watching its step. What’s more a human being with two legs who may make a wrong step in life!
Therefore, do not hide our mistakes, do not blame others for our mistakes. Be humble and accept our wrongdoings. God is merciful and He will forgive if we repent.