When Paul explained to Timothy that “Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner” (1 Timothy 2:14), he was noting that Adam wasn’t being tricked when he ate of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. Adam knew it was wrong, but he ate it anyway. In the millenniums since then, all of Adam’s sons tend to be just as rebellious.
Our maleness brings a natural, uniquely male form of rebelliousness. This natural tendency gives us the arrogance needed to stop short of God’s standards. As men, we’ll often choose sin simply because we like our own way.
Lord, teach me to choose obedience and
humility over sin and arrogance. With
Your help I can overcome the natural
tendency to rebel.