vocabulary, and if it were, he would probably view it as a character weakness or flaw.
Thirdly, one has to be able to look beyond all the hype and view a matter from the beginning to the end, exploring all angles, motives, the whys, wherefores, etc. Then one has to project the end result, who it will or will not affect, who will gain and who will lose? What are the objectives or goals of the party's involved? Are their contrivances self-serving out of lucrative greed or an in-exorbitant thirst for power or control? Are they acting out of genuine concern for all or for a select few? What are the pros and cons of their views? From where do they procure their inner strength? Adding all these questions as well as others, are meted together what is the sum of it all? Even with all these ingredients, if one does not have wisdom, he cannot derive at a truly intelligent conclusion. Wisdom is a God-given trait. Many do not have wisdom either because they refuse to acknowledge the giver of wisdom or they simply have not asked for this virtue.
For many just as Adam, it isn't until things go wrong that they are ready to acknowledge God and then it is for the purpose of placing blame. Per chance they did not go to Him for guidance or direction in the first place or if they did, they opted to follow their own lead instead of His. Oftentimes He becomes a scapegoat for their own failures. Excuse the gesture here, but King Solomon had his ducks in a row. He could have asked God for wealth, power, longevity, etc., but no, he asked for wisdom. God granted his request, plus all the other things as well. He knew where he stood in the scheme of things. Without God he was nothing. The same holds true today for all mankind.
I heard a story long ago about a proud mother who went to watch her pride and joy, her only son, graduate from basic training. She sat and watched as a large group of young soldiers, proudly marched by, saluted and turned on command in precision timing. However, one lone soldier just could not keep the pace. He struggled and did the best he could, but he just could not keep up the rhythm with the others. Finally she exclaimed. "Look at that, they're all out of time, except my son. A mother's love clouded her reasoning. She could not accept that her son was the one breaking formation. If we are not careful and to our own detriment, we also can have clouded opinions based on blind faith.
We are all prone to blame others, situations or circumstances for our failures in life, but remember this; when you point a finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing right back at you. We have made a mess of things because we have failed to objectively follow the three basic steps: 1) Get ALL the details; 2) use diplomacy; 3) seek wisdom. This is not a perfect solution, but it would go a long way in making things better.
Don't blame God or your mother and father, your husband or wife, the president, the boss, etc. Come to a rightful conclusion, place the blame where it belongs, recognize the culprit at hand - blaME.