The blame game has been around since Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, then played the “it’s not my fault” maneuver when it came time to accept accountability.
Eve blamed the snake and Adam one-upped her by blaming the woman and God Himself for the disobedience. “The woman, who You put here, gave me the fruit and I did eat”, explained Adam. It was a masterful dodge that would have impressed a teen-ager, if they had one.
Hiding from sin or making inane excuses as Adam and Eve attempted to do instead of facing the music is something that continues to go on today with little deviation. The semantics may vary but the strategy is still the same…..deflect responsibility.
“I’m not perfect” or “I’m only human” is plowing the road to avoid admitting that there was a failure in moral behavior being demonstrated. You can wager the house nobody is perfect so making that statement is a smokescreen. The Bible sets the obvious standard of “there in none righteous, no not one”, so everyone is guilty of sinful character.
And stipulating you are only human is also deadwood since nobody said you were from Mars or Venus.
Displaying ugly ethics is sin, not a mistake as calculating the wrong answer on an algebra exam. One is usually attempting to determine the right answer on a test while lying, cheating or trying to scheme oneself towards a financial advantage for ill gotten gain is quite another. The lapse in moral character is the real error and sinful.
Feigning an accident as though the indiscretion could not be helped is another ruse. Dropping an egg on the floor while cooking is an accident; funneling money into your account through underhanded means is thievery and sin, not an accident because it was done on purpose.
Blaming addictions, lusts of the flesh, or even other people instead of admitting personal guilt shows lack of remorse and character. 1 John 1:9 declares, “if you confess your sin, He is faithful and true to forgive you of your sin, and cleanse you of all unrighteousness”. As standard with other declaration, you have to do something first before God does something afterward.
The process is setup for a contrite individual to admit wrong doing, repent or change the way you think of the sinful behavior, and God will reconcile you back to good standing. The wages of sin is death, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness details the necessity of going through this requirement.
“Be ye perfect as Your Heavenly Father is perfect” discloses the need to cleanse “ALL” sin since God has a zero tolerance of sin. God doesn’t grade on a curve.
God knows we are “human” and does not penalize for genuine errors, mistakes, or accidents.