I am currently reading a book that was recommended by a friend. It's titled "Good or God? Why good without God isn't enough" by John Bevere.
I'll share a few notes of what has hit me so far. :)
(pg. 23) John Bevere writes, "Eve's desire [for the apple] was justified the longer she believed there was something good for her in that tree."
But was there something good for her in that tree? Appearances can be deceiving. Just because something seems good doesn't mean it is good.
"However, the enemy (Satan) is able to get you to turn against God by perverting your perspective of God's character."
There is a "good" that is not submitted to God and no matter how "good" it may appear, Proverbs 14:12 says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death."
God is not withholding what is best from us. (Psalm 84:11 says, "No good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.")
John Bevere adds, "The root of our hostility with God comes from our motive to evaluate "good", "right", (etc.) according to our own standards rather than those of God.
...The bottom line is, do I truly believe God's wisdom is perfect and trust Him for what's best in my life?"
Every human must solidify the answer to this question in his or her heart.
"And this core conviction cannot vary from one matter to another. Either God's wisdom is perfect in all cases, or it's flawed and we're better off making our own decisions independent of Him."