// READ: GENESIS 4:3-11 //
3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. 4 And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 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 rule over it.”

8 Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”[a] While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”

“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.

Our warfare is not carnal! We do not fight against flesh and blood but against principality and powers! The devil, through subtility or our ignorance, wants us to think we are fighting people and this is what happened to Cain. He saw Abel as his enemy instead of acknowledging that he had sinned against God by the quality of his offering for sacrifice. Despite God’s effort to correct his perspective, he killed his brother instead of repentance. Anybody that finds it difficult to repent will fall for the wiles of the devil.

PRAYER: Pray that you will not blame people for your failure in life.

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