We’re all guilty of sneaking our butt onto the throne that belongs to God. Maybe it’s eating more than God designed your body to eat; spending beyond the funds God entrusted to you; taking what God didn’t give you; giving less than what God equipped you to give; forcing others to serve your commands; distorting the truth so it serves you. Deifying your own comforts, securities, or goals. Like Adam, and like the crowd, we say to ourselves “God, you might be smart. But I’m smart too. And I know what’s right for me this time, even if you think it’s wrong.”
God wants to change our thinking so our hearts beat with his.