G. E. Watkins has a new sermon outline on “The Origin of Sin,” dealing with its pre-eden origin, its origin on earth (Eve) and within the individual. For a taste, in the temptation with Eve, he mentions Satan’s three tactics. Here’s one:
Satan implies unfair treatment. It seems as if Satan said to Eve, “Surely God has not given you such an unfair restriction.” Today, Satan is having his way with us when he can convince us that in living the Christian life we are burdened, mistreated and deprived.
Well worth some quiet meditation on how sin thrives among and within us.