Everyone makes mistakes. We do things we know we shouldn’t do. Sometimes when we get caught doing wrong, we lie and say we didn’t do it, or we make an excuse. Let’s say you break the lamp, and you tell your mom, “It’s not my fault, Mom! Billy was chasing me and I accidentally ran into it. It’s his fault!” Then he says you hit him or called him a name and no one is taking responsibility.
Jesus never did anything wrong, but He took the blame for all of our bad deeds. To show Jesus we appreciate what He did for us, we try to be the best we can. No one can be perfect but we should do what we can; so if we do something wrong we should own up to it and say we are sorry, and try to make up for what we did.
So, if you break the lamp and Mom asks you about it just say, “Yes, Mom, I broke the lamp and I am sorry. What can I do to make it up to you?”
You probably will feel bad at first but later you will feel glad for telling the truth. And guess what? Mom will probably hug you and say she forgives you anyway!
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13
When have you been tempted to blame someone else for your mistake?