11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Genesis 3:11-12
Again, the Lord asked Adam a rhetorical question. He knew the answer and that blame game would start. In fact, the Old Testament is filled with “and everyone did what was right in his own eyes” sentences. We’re a selfish people if you think about it. Very few want to take responsibility, and most of us would rather pass the buck to someone else.
Back in the 70s a very popular phrase emerged, “the devil made me do it,” again passing the buck. In the end, though, Adam blew it. He was there in the garden with Eve and the serpent. He should have done what he could to protect his wife. Instead, he blamed her.
Gentlemen, she is yours to protect. Cover her with your prayers and support her in any way possible. Be there for her when she needs you.