All humans have defective brains. That makes every human a psychopath. Well, not full blown psychopath but at least have traits of psychopathic behavior. One can see this in an everyday life. For example, a man that is happily married for years and suddenly falls into an affair. What kind of selfish behavior leads to adultery? Many reasons could be the cases but for the sake of argument, there was no reason for going outside the marriage. There is a force that when enters our hearts, leads to chaotic behavior. Paul addresses this problem, he says in Romans 7:15-17
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
Paul is saying here that it is a behavior that goes beyond our understanding. A psychopathic behavior that feeds on what is not the truth. The conscious mind refuses to the listen and obeys evil pleasures that lead to selfish psychopathic chaos.
It is Jesus who comes to oppose this chaotic behavior. He is transforming each of us into a new self. It makes great consensus when it points to the Lord’s prayer that says in Mathew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
Here is pointing to that chaotic influence, the evil one. A psychopathic entity that does not understands love. The enemy of God who only understands self centered behavior.
Woodland Hill Church audio: Resisting the Devil by Dr Greg Boyd