"And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him."
(Genesis 4:8 KJV)
Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve, born after they were evicted from the Garden of Eden by Our Awesome God for eating the one fruit they were told not to eat. Cain, like his parents, sinned against God. Cain murdered his brother, Abel, he lied about it to God and he never felt sorry he had done these things. So Cain roamed his part of the world building cities until he died (Genesis 4:12, 17).
Why did God have this situation included in His Holy Bible? God is Awesome and He always has a purpose for man's good. Here are a few things that we should remember: 1) God always warns us and even offers a way for us to escape (Genesis 4:6-7), 2) what we do is an outward statement of our thoughts (Genesis 4:8-9), 3) punishment does not always mean that we repent of our sin (Genesis 4:13) and 4) the world is not the real Judge, God is (Genesis 4:11-12). God does all the above because He loves you. Sin brings consequences to the sinner.
Cain's grain offering was not what God required for a sin offering and Cain knew it and it was unacceptable because his heart was not broken and repentant toward the things he had done wrong. This is a problem that Our Awesome God knows since He knows every thought you have. We need to realize that our lack of repentance put stripes on Jesus Christ's back and created more humiliation for our Creator and Savor, even as Cain's did.
This is where we need to look at our own lives. Are we sorry for what we've done wrong and are we willing to do or try to do better? If not, don't bring it to Our Awesome God. He will know you aren't repentant. He will know if you will really try to stop sinning. God warns you and offers a way out of your problem. He loves you. No one loves you as God does! Repent, then seek God!
Learn more about Our Awesome God by reading His Holy Bible, praying to Him and worshipping in a church which preaches and teaches the Holy Bible. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for Bible Study. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. First, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your creator and Savior. We can show you how from the Word of God and we love visitors.
Flo & Bill