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SOW: Genesis 4

I thought I would share one of my favorite   SOW Bible studies, I did in the past with my family & others on Genesis 4.

God asks Cain why has his countenance fallen and then warns him that “sin is crouching at the door of his mind/heart to rule over him, but do not let it.” God tells Cain that he knew what was the right thing to do concerning the sacrifice offered to God, but Cain refused to do the right thing…a blood sacrifice. He could have easily traded his best grains for Abel’s best lamb, as an offering to God.

Lessons learned…

  • Obedience is better than sacrifice.
  • Man does not want God to rule over him and will justify & blame others for their bad choices.
  • God, the “Holy Spirit will warn/convict us of sin, guide us to Truth, and empower us to live a holy consecrated life for God’s sacred use and purpose”.
  • By God’s grace, we must refuse to let sin rule/master us.
  • Cain could have repented (confessed that he was wrong to be angry & jealous, and do what was right, but he didn’t; so the consequences of his choice to continue in sin, was the murder of his righteous brother Abel.
  • Sometimes the choice to do what is right and pleasing to God is hard and may seem impossible, but God will & has provided the way. Ex: Daniel’s decision not to defile himself led him to appeal to the King’s eunuch. His enemies could not find anything in His life to reproach him with.

Prayer: Lord God, may we always “choose life not death, blessing not cursing, good not evil.” in Jesus’ name.



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