Daily Feast – January 8

Accepting Responsibility

Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” -Genesis 3:9-12

Responsibility means, responding to ability. Responsibility is your duty and your role. It is what you are answerable to. Do not dodge responsibility because when you do so, you become a liability. A man begins to diminish the day he starts pushing his responsibility to someone else.

That was the undoing of Adam when God asked him why he disobeyed. He said; ‘The woman you gave me! King Saul also lost his throne because he could not accept being responsible for his failure Gen.3:1, 1 Samuel. 15:15. Accepting responsibility makes the difference between failure and success, between pain and gain, between poverty and prosperity. Accepting that you failed, when you actually failed is responsibility. It is not only when you succeed that you claim I made it as students will always do.

Define your responsibility because responsibility is dynamic, not static. Know what you are required to do and live up to it. Jesus showed responsibility even at the point of death on the cross. He planned for His mother; he handed his mother over to someone to take care of her. That is responsibility.

Prayer: O Lord God, let your glory shine upon me today in Jesus name, amen. You are my advantage in whatever situation I am going through. Amen.

Further Reading: Proverbs 10:4, Genesis 3:1-24, Genesis 4:8-9, 1 Samuel 15:1-23
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Genesis 16:1-18:15; Matthew 6:1-24; Psalm 7:1-17; Proverbs 2:1-5


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