If you were God’s enemy, where would you focus your best efforts?
And everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Knowing that your days are numbered, where would you concentrate your final energies?
In the beginning of the world’s story, Eve and Adam began to imagine (with the enemy’s help) what it would be like to do what was right in their own eyes, and they were the first to do it. They immediately discovered that what they thought would be best, was in fact the absolute worst.
Later on, the nation of Israel – the people God made, rescued, formed, and loved – began to imagine (with the enemy’s help) what it would be like to do what was right in her own eyes. And she did it repeatedly! Much of the Old Testament records the devastating effects her “doing” had on the health and well-being of all her people.
And everyone did…
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