Why do we try to justify anything and everything we want to do? We use words, scapegoats, blaming other people, circumstances, past events, even evil spirits (“the devil made me do it!”) to attempt to excuse bad choices we make with our own free will.
Moore challenges readers to recognize such situations and to grow beyond them. He addresses such “sin” as half-heartedness, spiritual arrogance, deception, overreaction, hostility, presumptuousness, losing spiritual balance, and more.
He reminds us what our faith tells us about excuses, which is God . . .
is more interested in forgiving us than in hearing our excuses.
wants penitence – not excuses – from us.
In his warm, embracing style, James Moore encourages us to seek forgiveness. After all, we are justified by the grace of a loving, caring, forgiving, God and not our eloquent excuses.
Perfect as a 12 session small group study using the Leader Guide in back.