“Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.” (Deut. 24:16)
We’ve all been affected by the consequences of other people’s sins, but nobody should bear the guilt for other people’s sins. In a drunk-driving accident, there may be many people harmed by the sin of drunkenness, but there is only one sinner – the person behind the wheel.
Your sins are your own and you have to face them yourself. We are each behind the wheel of our own life and that means there is no such thing as blaming someone else for your choices. Acknowledging our own faults and recognizing our own sins is just as important as realizing that other people’s sins aren’t your fault.
When you stand before God, it will be your life that you give account for and it won’t matter what bad (or good) those around you have done – there is no such thing as guilt or innocence by association on the Judgment Day. Take charge of you. There is only one person you can control.
“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God” (Rom 14:12)
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