misdirected trust

“… misdirected trust constitutes the foundation of all human sin … The serpent suggests to Eve that God is working some sort of cosmic deception, selfishly reserving for God’s-self capacities from which the human pair can benefit. God’s word conceals the full truth. Something more is going on than God reveals. Can God be fully trusted?”

Missing the Mark: Sin and Its Consequences in Biblical Theology by Mark Biddle [Abingdon, 2005], pp.76,87