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Have you ever wondered as you’ve read this text what on earth does it mean? Apparently, Israel was using this proverb, complaining that what they were experiencing in terms of judgement or discipline from God was due to the sins of their fathers thus exonerating themselves of any culpability. However, God was demanding that they stop employing this proverb to explain their current state of affairs. They were not being judged due to the sins of their fathers, they were being judged for their own sins! I believe many Christians have the same mind-set as Israel. Rather than taking personal responsibility for our sins, we try to blame our adversities on the sins of others. It’s true that we are heavily influenced by our parents and can learn from them bad or sinful behavior but we have the choice to do right or wrong. Just because our parents were bad doesn’t mean we have to follow their footsteps. God will not chastise us for the sins that others may commit but He will for the one’s we commit.
Have you ever given it any thought how sin makes one say stupid things! It’s amazing how Aaron just took the gold, threw it in the fire and presto! out comes this golden calf! We kind of chuckle at this but how often have we’ve been guilty of making up the most fantastic excuses once we get caught red-handed in our sin? I’m sure it’s more than we’d like to admit. Be smart! Don’t get caught up with the crowd that’s egging you on to something that God wouldn’t approve of.