“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.”
Recently I reflected on evil - my own evil and the evil of others and I learned that our sins have minds of their own. Our sins cover their tracks. They lie about their existence. I think about all the times I made excuses or justifications for my own evil and this verse comes to mind.
Yes, Adam was actually with Eve when they ate the forbidden fruit. He knew better, yet failed to control himself or stop his wife from sinning.
On top of that, when he was caught, he blamed it all on her instead of admitting what he did! Listen to the weakness of character when he later responds to God - first the blaming of God and then his wife: “The woman whom YOU gave to be with me, SHE gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Genesis 3:12
Do you see how sin has a mind of its own? How it seems to protect itself, lie about it’s harmlessness, cover its own tracks and when caught blame it on others?
Daily Battle Order:
The sin in you has its own strategies and all because you are human. Your Order, today, is to uncover those strategies by reflecting on yourself - really reflect on yourself and identify the strategies of the enemy. Say the Lord’s Prayer after reading this and think about this Order all day.