There are certain sins that everyone seems to commit at certain times, and there are other sins that have no favorite time or season. They are the whenever sins that can be committed any time of day.
Defiance is a whenever sin. It clouds the vision of the ether, and enables one to see only the present circumstances, the present dilemma, the present dichotomy, and the present evil. When defiance is present, reason is asleep, and when reason sleeps, every child of God must stay the course.
The long and short of every lesson in obedience is that defiance must be tamed, as it is only a step away from eternal life. Two turns in the right direction, and obedience is ever present. Two turns in the wrong direction, and defiance leads to eternal damnation.
The Lord God Almighty El Shaddai