For an individual the greatest struggle with sin may lust or greed or whatever they have a particular struggle with. It may be fair to say that what ever temptation a person is facing at the moment is to some extent the greatest one.
Probably most people who are biblically semi-literate have seen part of this, but I'm going to include a fuller reading:
Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit, and wickedness as with cart ropes, to those who say, "Let God hurry, let him hasten his work so we may see it. Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come, so we may know it."
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.
Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks, who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.
Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.
I realize that this was specifically written to a group of people who are now long dead and gone. Yet I keep pondering if this isn't a good description of people in American today. Americans, especially liberal Americans believe they are very smart, " wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight". Incrementalism is taught as a method of "social change". The terms "change agent", "advocate" "change advocate" are lauded as worthy and honorable roles to play in civilization. No one seems overly interested in defining what the "change" will look like or describing the desired outcome beyond the nebulous "better", "fairer", or "more inclusive". Sin is drawn along with cords of deceit.
Evil is called good and good evil. Perversion is proclaimed as a "civil right". Non-participants in perversion are required to praise it or face legal sanction. We are a conglomerate of people who over indulge and our system of justice frees evil doers while denying justice to the deserving.
The last 50 years of American civilization have been the most technologically advanced in recorded history. They have also been some of the most economically prosperous times man has ever enjoyed. Even in our economic depressions, we are wealthier than most of the human race throughout time. The United States represents "the best" humankind has achieved.
This has lead us to believe that we really are especially cleaver.
For the life of meI can not rememberWhat made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromiseFor the life of meI can not believe we'd ever dieFor these sinsWe were merely freshmen
We tried to wash our hands of all of this
We'd never talk of our lacking relationships
And how we're guilt-stricken sobbin' with our heads on the floor
We fell through the ice when we tried not to slip we'd say
Can't be held responsible
She was touchin' her face
I won't be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place
We still haven't learned our lesson. If we don't, and soon, our flowers will turn to dust and blow away.