“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12).
Responsibility is defined as a duty or obligation to satisfactorily perform or complete a task (assigned by someone, or created by one's own promise or circumstances) that one must fulfill, and which has a consequent penalty for failure. In your daily experience are you inclined to make others responsible for your predicament? When a problem confronts you, do you look for something or someone other than yourself to blame? Do you seek out a person, thing, or condition on which to unload blame? We live in a culture of blame instead of personal responsibility. People are blaming heredity, environment, job pressures, poverty, prejudices, abuse, and anything else they can think of for their problems today. Christians today are also blaming their local church, the Pastor, the leaders, the church members, even Jesus and God for their Spiritual problems and spiritual immaturity. It will surprise you to know that your present state (both physical and spiritual) is a result of the choices you have made for yourself over the years. In the long run, you have eventually shaped your life by these choices. This process never ends until you die. The choices you make are ultimately your responsibility..51
The Bible teaches very clearly that we are responsible for the choices and decisions we make daily in our life. Your beliefs are not best expressed in words but rather they are expressed in the choices you make. Your faith affects the choices you make in life. Our society has produced people who ignore their responsibilities in the choices they make and then blame others for their problems. “If I develop lung cancer from smoking, it’s not my fault. I blame the cigarette companies, and they...