The man said, “The woman you put here with me, she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” The Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me and I ate it.”
Accepting our faults is something that we tend to overlook in our lives. I have watched others, and myself, fall short of the glory of God. In this story, Adam blames Eve, and Eve blames the serpent. This is human nature, but we have to accept our own faults rather than deny them. This is something that all humans tend not to do. Earlier this week, my father and I were cleaning our house. When he asked me to clean up my part of the mess, I replied that none of it was mine. However, most of it was mine! Reflecting on this situation, I realize that I should have owned up to my responsibility.
FATHER, I CONFESS THAT I HAVE DONE WRONG IN YOUR SIGHT. HELP ME FACE THE PARTS OF MYSELF I WOULD RATHER KEEP HIDDEN. SHOW ME HOW TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, WITH OTHERS, AND WITH MYSELF. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FORGIVING LOVE. AMEN.
-Shared by Laura Denson