WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
Scripture: Genesis 4:7-12
In Genesis 4:7-9 we are told, “’If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.’ Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ‘I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’” In this passage, we discover two brothers, sons of Adam and Eve. Cain has been warned that sin lies at the door and he has to overcome it. His problem escalated as he yielded to it instead of overcoming it. The result of yielding to that sin caused the creation to register a complaint concerning the sin. And the creation cried out for justice/judgment on the perpetrator. Verses 10-12 state, “And He said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.’” Isn’t it interesting that the earth itself cried out for judgment based on blood that was shed? If that is true, how much trouble is a nation in that has thus far shed the blood of 55,000,000 aborted children? Man might call it ‘family planning,’ but I suspect God calls it something else. Every politician that supports it and every voter who elects them bears some responsibility and the earth is crying against them for judgment. I am glad to be free of that indictment. It is time to repent for passivity.