Cane or Able?
Today is national sibling day. Did you know that after Cane killed able they had another son, Seth. Jesus comes forth out of this righteous line. I thought reading of Cane and able today was a good read considering it is national sibling day and all. You can find this account in the book of Genesis in the bible.
Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 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 master it.”
Cane obviously did not master doing what is right. He let anger creep into the littlest crack and wedged its way into his hardened heart. Its amazing how walking down the street you can see plants growing out of the smallest cracks in the concrete. Sin is just like those plants, if there is just the tiniest crack it will grow.
Are you like Able, or Cane? Able came to God with the best of the best because he held God higher than everything and any thing less just was not good enough for his LORD! Cane on the other hand was more in the duty felt will bring what ever he could. Cane did don’t hold God higher than himself. Even after Cane committed a crime worth punishment of death, the Lord still spared him. It amazes me the Love God has for us.
Another sad part of this account of Cane and Able is that it doesn’t seem like they had a very good relationship with each other either. The bible doesn’t really say much about this. I have 3 other siblings, non of which I am close to unfortunately. It saddens me when I see people with siblings they consider their beset friend. I honestly pray my kids will never experience what I have with my siblings. I pray they will have true life long friendships. As a mother I cannot imagine how it would feel to have my children in such discord even to the point of murder.
This is a great reminder of even though we fail, and will continue to fail God still loves us. With so much going on in my life right now, and getting last minute things done in order to move in 2 weeks; I find myself stretched thin and on edge even more. I am anxious to be with my husband again but also sad to be leaving friends and my oldest and grand baby behind. I have many mixed emotions right now and feel that I have been failing in my attitude lately. My depression is overbearing right now. This reminder of Gods love for us even in the midst of our sins. Thank you Lord for loving me!