Things that Make Me Sad--Cain

Things that Make Me Sad -- When I exhibit aspects of "the way of Cain"

I can't believe it. 

It makes me sad. 

The first man born on earth murdered the second man born on earth, his own brother (Genesis 4). 

God warned him; he ignored God's warning.

First murder.
First degree murder. 

First recorded sarcasm from his guilty lips (Genesis 4:9).

Not sorry for what he'd done. 
Not sorry for his brother or grieving mother.
Sorry for himself (Genesis 4:13). 

God loved; he hated. And then he wallowed in self-pity.

"Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother's were righteous." 1 John 3:12 

How God must have grieved when Cain's father Adam listened to Satan and then when Cain, Adam's first son, became Satan's disciple.

And Cain's legacy continues. (See Cain Provides a Good Bad Example.)

How often have I grieved the Lord by feeling sorry for myself, not sorry for my sin? 

I am saddened by the many ways mankind has grieved God, the many ways I have grieved God. 

Dear Lord, give us hearts that listen to Your love.

Things that Make Me Sad -- When I exhibit aspects of "the way of Cain"


1 comment:

  1. how sad! yet so true. our heavenly father is an all loving and forgiving god! we need to ask him for the forgiveness of our sins. Amen!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...