GENESIS 4:8

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

  • First Murder-Seemingly not an Impulsive one but premeditated.
  • In our world we are used to Violence, but in that context it was the first!- the first human death- taken away violently -by a family member-it didn’t take long for sin to take the lead in this new world order- and for death to show its ugly face!.It had never happened before so It makes you wonder where Cain found Inspiration,strength,focus to carry out his horrible plan?
  • It also goes to show how quick we can go from a place of God’s Beautiful Presence/Light) to a place of Total Unspeakable Darkness!
  • So how quick that was? Did it happen right after verse 7? Or did he ‘struggle’ with the idea for a while?
  •  God reached out and try to talk him out of it -offering a way out – verse 7-  Also verse 8 clearly shows ‘planned intention’: ‘ let’s go to the field’-inviting Abel for an innocent walk. So between the time ‘anger’ was just a temptation and when it eventually possessed him.there was a…….. journey.
  • Lets get practical!So what about us now ? What is that Journey about?
  • It is my belief that -Nothing happens overnight!!- it is always the result of a sowing process- whether with good or bad seeds !
  • He -Cain- had been feeding it! and as we know ‘Feed IT and IT will grow”.
  • He didn’t pay attention to Gods word. As we know it is ALWAYS ,satan first point of entry! The rejection of Gods word!
  • Ephe 4:26-27:”Be angry without sinning. Don’t go to bed angry.and do not give the devil a foothold.”
  • In my words : “If you give the Devil a foothold ,he will take it All!”
  • If you give the Devil an inch ,he will be the Ruler!( Unknown)
  • Cain did, He fed it( anger -jealousy) and of course it grew out of proportion and like Jim says (Sin will always take you further than you wanna go !).
  • Last thought ( for today)of the study: Abel was innocent !
  • More on verse 8 tomorrow……

 

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Vero & Manu

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