MONDAY, JUNE 10
Scripture: Genesis 4:1-7
Genesis 4:1-7 says, “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, ‘I have acquired a man from the Lord.’ Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. So the Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 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.’” Here we find the word “accepted” appear for the very first time in Scripture. Cain was 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.” Cain apparently did not seek God and as a result offered that which did not please God! It is obvious that God’s very first order of business was for the church and believers to experience His acceptance that He offered though a God-pleasing tithe. Blood Covenant guarantees that participants in tithing experience God’s acceptance. The whole issue of the tithe is about building relationship at the altar of God for the worshiper. Connecting with the Lord through our giving builds relationship. God intended believers to experience His acceptance covenantally through giving!