Posted on: 04/06/2013
God sees your inward
Gen 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have
gotten a man from the LORD.
Gen 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was
a tiller of the ground.
Gen 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground
an offering unto the LORD.
Gen 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And
the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
Gen 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and
his countenance fell.
Gen 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance
Gen 4:7 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.
God had respect unto Abel and his offerings and not Cain and offerings. It can be assumed
that the person who offered is to be studied. The Lordís eyes were not on the offerings but on
the person who offered them.
Abel by faith offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain (Hebrews 11: 4). God was
pleased with his faith which came from his humility and love.
Cain was of wicked one (I John 3:12) and it seems he was not as humble and faithful and
loving like his brother towards God.
God is attracted by your heart not the outward. You may think Abel by a blood sacrifice
made himself acceptable to God. Israelites offered blood sacrifice. Did God accept? It is
after all outward. God sees your inward. (Sunday message, 28-4-2013).