Cain and Abel – Part 2
The consequences of sin may last a lifetime. “If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it” (Genesis 4:7).
Adam and Eve’s disobedience brought sin into the human race. They may have thought their sin — eating a piece of fruit — wasn’t very bad, but notice how quickly their sinful nature developed in their children. Simple disobedience quickly degenerated into outright murder. Adam and Eve acted only against God, but Cain acted against both God and man. A small sin has a way of growing out of control. Let God help you with your “little” sins before they turn into family tragedies.
Cain was severely punished for this murder. God judges all sins and punishes appropriately, but not simply out of anger or vengeance. Rather, God’s punishment is meant to correct us and restore our fellowship with Him. When you’re corrected, don’t resent it. Instead, renew your fellowship with God. We have heard about only four people so far — Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel. I am trusting the Holy Spirit to bring more Bible Characters to our knowledge.
• Prophet (Dr.) Abiara is General Evangelist, CAC Worldwide