Read Genesis 3:1-13 again. To whom did God give the command not to eat the fruit of the one tree? Adam. Then who was responsible for letting Eve know about the command? Again, Adam.
Eve must have gotten confused, right? Maybe Adam mumbled when he was explaining God’s command to Eve, or maybe he didn’t make a big enough deal out of it. We might accept these as plausible excuses except for one thing: Adam was with Eve when she ate the fruit. He was next to her. At any point, he could have said to her, “Hey, that’s not a good idea” or “God said not to do that. Let’s eat the snake instead,” but he didn’t. He watched her disobey and said nothing,
nada, not one word.
And that has been our story ever since. As human beings, we tend to accept sin as normal. In fact, Genesis 8:21 and Psalm 51:5 tell us that we are born into sin. We are familiar with sin, but we don’t know how to deal with it. Like Adam and Eve, we try to cover it up, make excuses, deny the problem, and/or blame others. We are sinners by nature. It’s the truth, whether we like it or not.
Consider these questions until tomorrow: What individual sins do you tolerate in your own life? Why do you let them continue? What results are you hoping for? Are those results better than what God wants for you? How are those individual sins affecting your life?