Mal 1:6-7 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ (7) By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, ‘How have we polluted you?’ By saying that the LORD’s table may be despised.
Mal 3:8 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions.
Mal 3:13 “Your words have been hard against me, says the LORD. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’
The Lord, through His prophet Malachi, closed the Old Testament era with stern rebukes against the Jews – those people who had received so much privilege from Him for centuries. A new era was coming. A new covenant effected in God’s own Son which would not be like the old. All who would be called into this new covenant would have the Law written upon their hearts. They would all know the Lord.
One of the great sins of the Jews was that they consistently refused to confess their own guilt when the Lord confronted them. You see it here in the Scriptures quoted above. They argue with the Lord Himself! They accuse Him. It’s His fault, not theirs. Consider the incredible audacity in this! To accuse God. To shift blame from oneself to the Lord who cannot sin.
This is another consistent mark of the RASN (reviler, abuser, sociopath, narcissist). Confronted with his own sin, the RASN will not wear his own guilt. Projection is his game. He projects what he himself is guilty of onto someone else. This is also a form of gaslighting or “crazy making” because it denies the obvious. His projection denies reality. He did it, you know he did it, and yet the problem suddenly becomes YOU.
RASN’s are astonishingly arrogant. Pride is their game. It’s all about worshipping them. Therefore, when you come across someone who consistently runs to the blame game when admonished for their own sin, red warning lights need to start flashing in you. Humility is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. When a humble person (and a genuine Christian will be a humble person) is admonished for sin, or even just for a mistake made (yes, it was me. I forgot to lock the door)….when admonished, the humble person will confess their own fault. RASNs don’t do that. They blame. They accuse. They project. And eventually they will do this often enough that their target victim will wear the guilt.
The Lord will never fall for this. He will never wear the guilt. He is never to blame. On that Day when Christ comes to judge the world in righteousness, I suppose RASNs will try to project blame onto the Lord, just as those Jews did in Malachi’s day. RASNs, take notice. It isn’t going to work. The Lord is holy, holy, holy. He is high and lifted up. He is a consuming fire. His eyes are too pure to look upon evil. He cannot sin. He cannot err.