Daily Bible Study

Reading in Genesis 4, why did God accept Able’s offering but not Cain’s? There is a growing sentiment that God should accept anything and everything we offer up. Many get offended, some extremely so, when they are rebuked. Part of the job that the pastor has is to reprove and rebuke (2 Tim 4:2). The Bible tells us that Open rebuke is better than secret love in  Proverbs 27:5 but today’s generation will have none of it. God rebuked Cain because his sacrifice was not pleasing to Him (remember yesterday…our purpose is to please God). All he had to do was seek forgiveness and fix the problem, but instead he rebelled even more, killing his brother. Again we see man going further from God instead of drawing closer for help and blessing.

As time passes Cain’s life and family goes on like a crooked river, following the least path of resistance. Meanwhile, Adam and Eve are blessed with another boy child to fill the void left by the loss of Able. They call him Seth and the Bible says, “then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.” It sounds that Seth is leading his family in a Godly direction and teaching them right. There is something attractive about a person in tune with God! Others like to be around that person.

Well Genesis 5 is the record of early genealogies and chapter 6 picks up the narrative where chapter 4 drops off. There is one record in the genealogies that stands out, that’s the account of Enoch. The Bible says he walked so close with God that the Lord went ahead and gave him entrance into heaven without a death experience. Enoch experienced back then what those who are alive and remain at the coming of the Lord will experience in the rapture. If you don’t know what the “rapture” is stay tuned…we’ll get there!

So chapters 4 and 5 clearly note two family systems; Cain’s and Seth’s, one ungodly and one Godly respectively. Chapter 6 opens with “the sons of God” taking wives from the “daughters of men” thus angering and grieving God. When we get to the New Testament church age one of the standards given is the yoking principle. Believers are not to yoke-up (marry) unbelievers. I have seen GREAT HEARTACHE result in ignoring this principle. I have seen where it’s a mistake even for Godly believers to yoke-up (marry) worldly believers. It is very, very rare where the worldly is influenced by the Godly, it usually happens the other way around. You want to see the son that you worked so hard to raise right ruin his life and testimony? Let him marry a lost or worldly girl and vice-versa!!

Some believe these “sons of God” are fallen angels who somehow mate with human women. I will be dealing with that in church this Sunday (January 7, 2018). Why not come out and hear…”THE REST OF THE STORY”

God bless, have a great day!!

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