By Trina Bresser Matous
When Adam and Eve chose to heed the serpent and eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they chose to assert their independence. They were striking out apart from God rather than acknowledging their need for and dependence on Him. Ever since, humanity has been following in Adam and Eve’s footsteps.
Today our culture fully embraces independence. We value pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, doing it our way, looking out for #1, and making sure we are top dog in a dog eat dog world. As much as we value independence, it is not what God had in mind when He called a people to Himself. (more…)