What's wrong with making excuses? Sometimes people make excuses to avoid serving God.
But I'm not the person for a job like that!" Moses exclaimed. (Exodus 3:11)
In the above scripture, Moses thought he would be exempt from doing what God wanted him to do by saying he was inadequate. Moses learned that God looks beyond inadequacies when He calls someone for a mission.
What wrong's with making excuses? Excuses will not turn away God's wrath. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of wickedness and excuses. Similarly, nations, cities, churches, and homes will be destroyed because God will accept no excuse on judgment day.
What's wrong with making excuses? Making excuses cannot be a substitute for confessing our sins. It is easy to blame others and make excuses for wrong actions, but confessing your own sin is a personal matter.
Excuses may include the following:
- "It's the other person's fault."
- "I couldn't help it."
- "Everybody's doing it."
- "It was just a mistake."
- "Nobody's perfect."
- "The devil made me do it.'
- "I was pressured into it."
- "I didn't know it was wrong."
- "God will understand."
- "It won't keep me out of heaven."
What's wrong with making excuses? EVERYTHING!