Stop pointing the finger at others – look in the mirror

“They (Adam and Eve) heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.9 But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, Where are you?10 And he said, I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?12 The man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, What is this that you have done? The woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

From the beginning the art of blaming someone else for our mistakes has been within our nature. We feel shamed when we sin and go against God and therefore look to alleviate the blame and guilt by pointing the finger at someone else. Instead of pointing to Eve, Adam should have taken responsibility for not watching over and protecting Eve when the serpent was tempting her. He chose to sit by and allow Eve to take the fruit and even accept it from her. Men… God has given us the responsibility to watch over our families, serving them as Christ served and loved the Church (Eph 5:22-33). God will hold us accountable. Notice God first approached Adam, and not Eve, even though it was Eve who was tempted and took the fruit.

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And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”