I’m not sure if this is an answer or that was a question, but the devil is certainly responsible for more of what we do than God is…Our flesh is infected with the enemy and our mind is, well, his playground. He constantly lies to us, tempts us and tells us things even disguising himself as the voice of God to befuddle us into wrong choices, actions and words. ( 1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and sober of mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.) The idea that he lies in wait for any moment, second, to trap us and devour us, eat us alive, is unsettling, but true. There is no stop day or night to his accusations against the people of God. Rev 12:1-17 “The whole world lies under the sway of the wicked on” 1 John 5:
Transformation out of our flesh, and into our spirit is not a sudden change. It is a long and arduous process of us seeing the sin and repenting and being forgiven and growing into the next stage. And in my case, all too often, I am rounding the same mountain like a redo lesson, because the first time wasn’t clear enough. “Oh yeah! I get to do it again!” Often different glasses, same view. Just like the Israelites in the 40 year journey, short lessons can take quite long.
As it says in Romans 12:2 only by the renewing of our minds can we hear most clearly from God, the Spirit in our spirit speaking to us. In Phil; 4:8 we are told to “think on” things that are of God. 2 Corth 4:6 speaks of being renewed daily (in our minds), 1 Peter 1:13 tells us to “gird up the loins of our minds”, Eph 4:23 be renewed in the spirit of your mind Col 3;2 Set your mind on things that are above. (and the list goes on)
I guess what I’m saying is I believe God understands that the enemy is strong and unmerciful and in constant unyielding attacks on His people, but for this, to overcome and show that God is bigger stronger and totally in control, Jesus made a way. King David did not have the “indwelling Spirit” as it was “not yet.” Therefore when he fell in a weird way, God understood. Just as He did when all of them were pulled away…Each time God would send in others to bring them back. God understands. We are weak in our flesh, He is strong. Without Him, we are undone.
I know you know all of this dear sister, but your question helped remind me. Steel sharpens steel. Thanks for the rub.