Felicitous greetings and salutations,
Reformer’s Unanimous is a faith-based addictions program dedicated to helping those bound by the shackles of sin to find liberty through Christ. They have assisted me greatly in the time that I have spent in their program and in the study of their materials. They have shown great wisdom in their understanding of the problems that beset us in our struggles in the process of sanctification. One of the bits of wisdom that Steve Currington, its founder and president, has propagated is the Ten Principles of RU. These ten principles are founded in Scripture, and are true and helpful to every Christian who is wanting to find Christ’s victory over sin in his life. Therefore, I am expounding these ten principles in a series of posts spread out over this month. This is the tenth.
GOD BALANCES GUILT WITH BLAME. ACCEPT THE BLAME FOR YOUR ACTIONS AND GOD WILL REMOVE THE GUILT.
There is a very important purpose to guilt: to bring you to brokenness at the feet of God. But most people will not want to do that. They want to get rid of that guilt and retain their pride. The only way they can do that is to pass the blame off on other people or circumstances. But this only masks the guilt for a short time: it does not remove it. And in the end, it only adds to it: for you are merely lying to yourself and others, which causes more guilt. Life becomes miserable.
Until you submit to God, accept the blame, bow at His feet, and humbly admit your wrongs.
Then God will remove the guilt, and you will be free. Only until you accept that you are the one responsible for your sins, will you be able to find liberty from guilt.
Contriteness is a good thing: you should be seeking it out, praying for it, desperately pleading God to lead you to repentance.
2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
With joy and peace in Christ,