Summary. It is part of our human nature to come up with a good excuse when we are accused of something. Whenever we stray from God’s purpose in our lives, most of us can come up with a good excuse to justify our actions. God, our creator, has a purpose for all of us. Instead of us answering God’s call, we will give what we think are good excuses to not fulfill our calling. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures that give examples of where men of the Old Testament attempted to give God good excuses of why they could not fulfill the calling in their lives.
the Burning Bush
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Adam’s Good Excuse to Sin Against God.
It is part of our human nature to come up with a good excuse when we are accused of something. The problem with a good excuse is that it does not cover up our wrong-doing when we have sinned against God. Genesis 3:12 tells how Adam tried to use Eve as an excuse for his sin.
Genesis 3:12, “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”
Is Blaming Other People a Good Excuse for Denying God?
Whenever we stray from God’s purpose in our lives, most of us can come up with a good excuse to justify our actions. The number one excuse is for us to blame it on other people. Exodus 32:23 tells how Aaron tried to blame the Israelites for his own sin.
Exodus 32:23, “For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.”
When God Calls, Is It a Good Excuse to Say I Am Not Ready?
God is calling all of us, but most of us think we are not ready to fulfill God’s purpose in our lives. Instead of answering God’s call, we will give what we think is a good excuse to not fulfill our calling. Jeremiah 1:6 tells us how Jeremiah tried to avoid his own calling as a prophet.
Jeremiah 1:6, “Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.”
Is There Any Good Excuse Not To Fulfill the Calling on Your Life?
There is no good excuse for not fulfilling the calling that God has put on our lives. We can say “I am not ready; I am unworthy, I do not want to do it, I can’t do it, and so on”. None of these excuses matter to God. In Exodus 3:11 Moses before the Burning Bush gives God excuses on why he cannot fulfill his calling.
Exodus 3:11, “And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?”