And the man said, The woman…gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
In the earliest day of failure and tragedy in the garden of Eden, Adam came out of hiding, knowing full well his own guilt and shame.
Adam confessed: “We ate from the fruit of the tree that was forbidden—but it was the woman who enticed me!” (see Genesis 3:12).
When God said to Eve, “What did you do?” she said: “It was the serpent that beguiled me!” (see 3:13).
In that brief time our first parents had learned the art of laying the blame on someone else. That is one of the great, betraying evidences of sin—and we have learned it straight from our first parents. We do not accept the guilt of our sin and iniquity. We blame someone else.
If you are not the man you ought to be, you are likely…
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