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"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account."1

People—all the way from ordinary individuals, celebrities, business personnel, lawyers, politicians, etc., etc.—are notorious for avoiding or abetting others from personal responsibility.

Just today, for example, I was informed about a young woman in her mid-twenties who "fell pregnant" during a ten-day relationship with a man twenty years her senior (who happened to be wealthy). So she quit her job, bought an expensive car, rented a nice house … and sued her "overnight lover" for an exorbitant amount of monthly support to maintain her newly acquired lifestyle and the not-yet-born child. And the judge granted her what she demanded—for the next 18 years!

Pray tell me, who was the most irresponsible person in this case … the man in question, the money-grabbing woman, her lawyer or the judge? By the way the father-to-be had already offered the mother-to-be more than adequate support for the child—but she wanted more. In a year or two will this woman "want" another child and sue another hard-working wealthy man? Who's to stop her when lawyers and judges won't? We have gone sue-crazy in this country and too many lawyers and judges are letting people get away with it. So who are the sickest?

Furthermore, when are we going to make people responsible for THEIR actions? And isn't abortion (regardless of what it is called) another way of allowing irresponsible people to avoid personal responsibility? Irresponsibility is a curse on society. Ultimately it destroys us. As the old saying goes, there are no free lunches. In the end we all pay.

It is absolutely imperative that personal responsibility is taught and exemplified from the cradle to the grave … starting with parents … teachers … politicians … and every one in between. And let it begin with you and me.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, grant that those of us who name the name of Christ will model responsibility in every area of life and set an example for all to follow. So help us God so to do. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Hebrews 4:13 (NIV).


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Richard (Dick) Innes unless otherwise stated.