Peace be unto you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen!
Today we will read Genesis 4:25-26
Let us start with a prayer:
Father God Almighty, we thank you for your revelation of this chapter. Have your Holy Spirit direct us as we go into the next chapter. Bless everyone who visits our blog. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior we pray. Amen!
Let’s continue where we left off!
Open your bible to Genesis 4:25-26
25 Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord.
Verse Twenty-Five: Adam made love to his wife and she gave birth to a son. Eve was comforted with her new son and she named him Seth.
Verse Twenty-Six: Seth had a son of his own and named him Enosh. At that time, when they saw the repercussions of their sin, mankind began to call on the name of the Lord.
In the beginning of chapter four Adam and his wife gave birth to a son they named Cain. Later Eve gave birth to another son named Abel. Cain was a farmer and Abel was a shepherd. Abel brought his very best portions of the first born of his flock to the Lord while Cain brought to the Lord only some of the fruits he harvested, which God did not look upon with favor. We should always give our best. When we give our best, we receive favor from God in this world and an everlasting favor in heaven, accruing us rewards that are waiting for us in heaven such as mansions, crowns and so on. The bible tells us in John 14:2 “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” Cain held on to the things of this world that would perish over time and lost God’s favor that endures forever. Upon seeing God’s favor on Abel, instead of mending his ways, Cain became jealous and angry.
I would be remiss if I do not stress the importance of giving your best gift, be it to God or to our neighbors. It is important to always give your best offerings since everything we have belongs to God. The bible says in Matthew 25:40 “…‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ God’s word is to love your neighbor as yourself. Our neighbor can be any one of God’s children regardless of race, gender, or creed. Had Cain loved his brother and showed him mercy, he never would have been able to kill him.
Not only was Cain in God’s presence, he even had the benefit of the Lord’s council, warning him of the repercussions of sin. In spite of all God’s warnings, Cain lured his brother out to the field and while they were there, he attacked and killed him.
When the Lord asked Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?,” Cain had the opportunity to confess, repent, and ask for forgiveness of his sin, but instead he met God with a disposition of unrepentance and arrogance, by replying “I don’t know, am I my brother’s keeper?”
God was angry at Cain for killing his brother, so he cursed him saying, “When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth,” taking away his livelihood.
Cain realizing how vulnerable he was without God’s presence and protection uttered his concern to God saying “… I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
After everything he had done, God showed him love and mercy by putting his mark of protection on him, ensuring him that no one who found him would kill him. After that, Cain went out of the Lord’s presence to live in the land of Nod, east of Eden. Cain’s family lineage continued to multiply there. Seeing how sin separated them from God, people began to call on the name of the Lord at that time.
We see how the devil can make mankind sin. The devil’s objective is to put distance between us and God. The way for him to do that is to make us sin against God since God cannot be near sin. We saw how God sent Cain out of his presence because he could not be around sin. We also saw how much God loves us no matter what we have done. His love is everlasting and it endures forever. We saw how God showed his infinite love and mercy to Cain by putting his mark of protection on him thereby ensuring his safety. This shows that no matter what we have done we should run to God and not from him. He loves us and he understands that we are humans living in a sinful world and since we are all subject to being tempted by sin, he is gracious enough to forgive us. We should forgive others as God shows us mercy and forgiveness. Since we are all sinners, we should love, forgive, and show the same grace to others that God shows to us when we sin.
Thank you for reading the bible with me.
I want you to know, that no matter who you are out there or what your history is, God promises salvation to you and the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s son, cleanses you from all sin. No matter what you have done you will be forgiven and saved as long as you accept Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, that He sent down here from heaven to be a sacrificial lamb for the cleansing of our sins so that our names can be written in the book of life guaranteeing a spot in heaven for us.
Jesus Christ is coming soon, sooner than you think! He could come back for his followers at anytime, so we should make ourselves ready. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior, pray this with me from your heart: Lord Jesus I’m a sinner, you died on the cross to save me from my sin, you shed your precious blood to wash away every taint, every stain and now I believe in you Jesus. I accept you as my Lord and my savior. Come into my heart, save me with your precious blood. In your Holy name I pray. Amen.
I hope you prayed that prayer with me. God willing, I’ll see you tomorrow.