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COPING WITH LIFE
May 31, 1987
Do you blame yourself because:
Your husband got passed over for a promotion?
Your son has learning disability?
Your mother is lonely?
You don't get enough exercise?
The Boston Fern died?
Your child got on drugs?
Your wife is an alcoholic?
We live in a day of the guilt epidemic! People walk around blaming themselves
for all the world's problems.
A typical phrase of guilt. .. "If only I would have...
Living life "in hind sight" fills folks with guilt.
I. WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT GUILT.
1. Romans 3 "The whole world is guilty."
2. James 2:10 "He has become guilty of all."
3. Psalm 51:1-17
II. THE EFFECTS OF GUILT.
1. Guilt serves as a motivation, but not a long-lasting one.
2. A desire for punishment - "I would feel better if you would just hit m ...
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