Don’t blame it on the Devil

We go through this life being taught in Church that ‘it’s the Devil who did this’, ‘it’s the Devil who did that’. We are made to think that the Devil is the antagonist and that he is responsible for our miseries and our pitfalls. I tell you the truth, the Devil will be judged by God for his own sins, not for the sins he tempted you to commit – those sins are on your own hands.

Don't keep on pointing fingers - even on the Devil

Don't keep on pointing fingers - even on the Devil

Do you realize that Jesus never blamed Satan?

Yes, Satan is responsible for tempting us. Yes, he is the enemy of God. Yes he is the father of lies, he is evil – but he is only responsible up to that extent, which is tempting us. In the end, the decision falls on us if we decide to turn away from God by falling into temptation and indulging in sin.

In the end, we cannot blame Satan for the sins we’ve committed. We will face the consequences of everything we’ve done – everything decision we make, every move we do, every thought we percieve. Satan won’t take the blame because in the end IT FALLS ON US TO DECIDE.

When Eve blamed the serpent, she still faced the consequences.

Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the snake, in the end, they were judged for their own sins

Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the snake, in the end, they were judged for their own sins

Whenever push comes to shove and life shakes you, don’t think that “It’s because the Devil is on to me”. That puts the blame on Satan and centers the focus on yourself. Look to God – why did God allow this? What does He want me to realize? Those are the right questions. God will not allow something to happen without the purpose of His glory in mind.

Always remember Jesus. And always keep in mind that ‘it’s all about God’ and know the real meaning of that phrase.

Don’t blame it on the Devil because he won’t take the blame for you. In the end, you’re alone to face the music. So face it with a repentant heart and a humble spirit. God will honor you for it.


  1. Paul says

    Just want to say this is a great post … too many irresponsible (which simply means not living up to responsiblity) saints nowadays and myself included at time (-: Keep up the good work

  2. says

    This is a great post and really helpful – I literally typed into Google: “who is to blame: me or satan?” and your post came up. I was really hoping that I would be able to blame Satan for my sins, but I sorta already knew that I can’t. So thanks =]
    I was wondering, do you have any scriptural references / verses to go along these lines?

    • says

      Hey Lianna,
      I hope this verse could help: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” – Galatians 6:7
      This means that whatever choice WE make, WE will have to face the consequences.

  3. says

    I have awful tenency to blame everything that goes wrong in my life with the devil, like when i lose my keys and wallet, when I can’t find them, I blame it on the devil. This my superstitious mind that takes over or I’ll blame the last person i had contact with. How can I change this stupid way of thinking?

    • says

      He Raul,
      Just remember God’s truths :) all things happen for a purpose. All things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. God causes all things but we are responsible for your actions and decisions :)

  4. Donald Sukhnanan says

    I love this article, for too long people want to blame satan for their wicked choices in life just for them to walk free but in the end, it still boils down to our own individual CHOICES in life

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