September 6th, 2019
Cain Rejected God
Genesis 4:6-7 (KJB) And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
We serve a God of second chances. Not just in this world today. God has always desired for our spiritual best at a great cost to Himself and His Son. God has always stood ready to accept us and nurture us, mankind is always the one who rejects God.
Study this conversation between Cain and God found in these above verses. God knew that Cain was angry, and it was because his offering was rejected by God. His brothers shed blood offering was accepted seemingly with questions asked, but Cain’s work of his hands was rejected.
Maybe you too are angry with God because He did not accept your latest attempt at getting into a right relationship with Him. just like what happened in Cain’s offering. You worked hard. You diligently attended church, served in missions, and among the needy in your community, but when you needed God’s help and His unlimited acceptance it seems He was nowhere to be found.
God told Cain that if he did not do well there was an offering from God waiting at the door for him.
Did you know there is an offering waiting from God at the door for you too?
The problem is in a man getting to this door. Though the way has been cleared many people trip over their own two feet and allow obstacles of this world to stand in the way of a spiritual journey. Often a man wants to come to God on his own terms just like Cain. However, there is only one avenue open for coming to God (John 14:6). God’s open door is never accessed via the sacrifice you want to give or the trek you want to take. You must do it God’s way.
Cain could accept God’s offer of a substitutionary Lamb (looking towards Calvary) and be found in a right relationship with Him. Or Cain could remain out on a spiritual limb facing his desired direction and in rejection of what God had offered him. Just as you can accept God’s gift through faith in the finished spiritual work of Calvary (looking through the rear-view mirror at Calvary).
We all know that Can choose to remain in his sin and to reject the way God offered Him.
If you do not reside inside a personal relationship with God, perhaps you too, have chosen your own worthless works and way over accepting the finished work of Calvary. It is true, God offered a substitutionary offering, a spotless Lamb slain for his sin, but, perhaps like Cain, you chose not to accept it, and to remain spiritually dead in sin. Please know that God only accepts His way, not our desired way.