Do you ever feel like someone else is making you behave badly? I do, I think we all do. In reading James 1 today, though, I realized that I can’t blame God for my failures. I can’t blame Satan or even all of the clever demons or spiritual warfare. I can’t blame evil people or drug addicts or dealers or advertisements on TV or the movies or the Internet. So who should we blame when we sin?
The direct cause of sin is our fleshly desires and the choices we make when we let those desires control our lives. James writes that we all have desires.
Many are good, God-given desires. God made us with those desires, knowing that we could never be satisfied by [...]