THE RESULTS OF THE SIN OF CAIN
Then the Lord Said to Cain,"Where is your brother Abel?"
"I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
The conversations above was between God and Cain in Genesis 4:9, after Cain had already strucked his brother dead in the field.
Even though God knew what Cain had done, He still wanted to hear from the first murderer on Earth. So, as to know if he was willing to accept the wrong he has done, repent genuinely and be ready for possible corrections and guidance from God.
Like many of us today, Cain failed to do three major things when God asked him this question. Cain should have:
* Admitted his wrong immediately God spoke to him, just as he speaks to us through our conscience, whenever we do something evil or go astray.
* He should have known that God is Omniscience and no one can possibly decieve or mock Him. He should have openly answered in a polite, truthful and apologetic way, rather than say "I don't know, am I my brother's keeper?".
This answer is enough to provoke anyone, due to the manner of approach; talk more of the King of Kings.
* He should have wept before God, rather than try to cover his sin.
The answer of Cain to God Almighty immediately sprang up a kind of reaction from God, which is to define the rest of the life of Cain, and his entire lineage.
What evil are you indulged in today and you feel no one is seeing you. Think of your innocent children, either born or yet to be born; think of the grievous repercussions of your careless actions. Think very well before you venture into any evil act, because, it may be the beginning of endless pains for yourself, your seeds and even extended family.
The Lord said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.
This was the statement God made to Cain in Genesis 4: 10, when He noticed that it seems Cain does not know, the all knowing ability of the God he claimed to be serving.
He therefore decided to let out the Cat from the bag, by telling Cain the very sin he thinks was hidden from men; He had forgotten, that God is always watching us.
I am sure that Cain would have preferred, that the ground should open and swallow him, immediately God told him about his own very sin. He felt like a looser which he had turned himself into.
Cain, on hearing that God knew his secret, must have flashed his mind back to all the consequences of the sin of their parent, as they must have been told. He knew that he had incurred the anger of God, by not admitting his wrongs on his own accord.
The book of Genesis 4:11-12, contains the Pronouncement of a grievious curse upon Cain.
He no longer had the right to inherit the very land which was originally his inheritance, because he had shed the blood of his brother upon it. The blood of Cain kept on crying out for revenge.
Many persons today, are being hunted by the blood of the innocent they've shed, either through; abortions, jihad, assassinations and witchcrafts. The blood will keep crying for your destruction, until you genuinely repent and confess your evil ways.
"My punishment is more than I can bear. Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." Gen 4:13-14.
Will this be your potion, due to your wickedness and unrepentant heart?
Those were the words of Cain, when he realized the gravity of his offence. He should have admitted his sin earlier on.
Don't wait for the chastisement.
Repent now!! Not tomorrow.
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