I do not think it is a stretch to say that many people take comfort in playing the victim. No matter what happens, it is always someone else’s fault. It’s never the fault of the person who actually did the wrong. Why is that? Is it because there are simply so many enemies out to get us? Is it because everyone is wrong and we are right? I am not convinced with either of these answers. I find it interesting that, even at the beginning times of existence when man and woman lived in the garden, this kind of thing was going on. Once God confronts Adam, his only excuse is that it is the WOMAN’S fault! Once God confronts Eve, her only excuse is that it is the SERPENT’S fault! Whose fault was it? Of course, it was their own fault. Yet, in the midst of their pride and shame, they were unwilling to come to grips with their mistake.
Even in the midst of their sin, there was promised a deliverer (Genesis 3:15). And ironically enough, He WOULD be the victim. He would end up gladly taking the blame (2 Corinthians 5:21). For you. For me. That changes things a bit, doesn’t it? What then? In view of what Christ did for us, let us always be humble enough to admit fault. It is the least we can do for the one who truly took the blame for us all.