This summer, while our pastor is on sabbatical, I’ll be preaching (God willing) through the book of James. This week I’m studying to preach James 1:1-18. Today, over at the Desiring God blog, they’ve got a great application of James 1:13-15.

I heartily recommend you check out this post: ‘12 Sins We Blame on Others

Here are the 12 sins they list:

  1. Anger
  2. Impatience
  3. Lust
  4. Anxiety
  5. Spiritual Apathy
  6. Insubordination
  7. A Critical Spirit
  8. Bitterness
  9. Gluttony
  10. Gossip
  11. Self-Pity
  12. Selfishness

Blaming others is an easy way to justify self in attempts to remove shame and guilt without even realizing it. May God give us grace to see our sin and accept our sin for what it is… and then flee to the cross!