The Bible says, “And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?
And the LORD said, What has thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; When thou tilest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.” (Genesis 4:8-13)
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
We all know the story about Cain’s outrageous jealously of Abel (his brother) and his offering unto the Lord GOD. Cain’s jealously blinded him to the truth. God asked Cain, “Why art thou wroth and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well shall thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door….” (Genesis 4:6-8)
Well now, let’s check out the offerings of both brothers unto the LORD: (1) Abel was a “…keeper of sheep…” and “…he brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof and the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering.” (2) Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. “But unto Cain and to his offering the Lord had not respect…” (Genesis 4:3-4)
It does not matter whether you are a beggar, digging in a garbage can, or the prime minister – all souls are the same to GOD; but “…the soul that sinneth it shall die….” (Ezekiel 18:20) The Lord GOD loves everybody and HE offered Cain the chance to turn himself around, “…if thou doest well shall thou not be accepted?” Rather than to gather the best fruit of the ground, Cain offered stale fruit. He had every opportunity to give the Lord GOD his best!
Like Cain, we throw leftovers to the Lord GOD. Yep! We work all week, eat out 2-3 times a week, workout on Saturdays, go to the movies on Saturday night, have a late night drink with friends, wake up intoxicated on Sunday mornings, barely make it to Church (if we are lucky), put a dollar in the offering plate, and sleep throughout the entire service. As soon as we get in the car, we wake up and ask our family and/or friends, “Who’s hungry?” How long do we think the Lord GOD will allow up to rob from HIM? He wants our undivided fellowship and we owe Him one-tenth of our wages! Frankly, we spend more time at the movies than we do reading the Word of GOD!
MURDER! OMG! If you look across the USA and around the WORLD, there is chaos, killings, murders, ruthless executions, rage, hate, stealing, kidnappings, and you name it! We are a sinful people and sin is our Global common denominator. Like Cain, we are guilty of murder and we are a faithless generation who make up new laws, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations as we see fit.
from the beginning of each new age unto the present, our brother’s blood cries out unto the Lord GOD! You may be asking the question, “Who is my brother?” Well, let me tell you! Your neighbor is your brother and it doesn’t matter if your neighbor is black, white, red, yellow, or green. If you are a man, then, all men were created in the image of the LORD GOD! If your neighbor is a woman, it does not matter if your female neighbor is black, white, red, yellow, or green. All women were created in the image of man and your female neighbor is your sister! As you know the Lord GOD took a rib from Adam to make Eve! Naturally, your brothers and sisters (locally and Worldwide) were not born unto your natural parents (as all souls belong to GOD) but somebody gave birth to them and that genealogy goes all the way back to the human survivors of Noah’s Deluge! Yet every generation and age of mankind has failed to live according to the Word of GOD!
I will not talk about the most current headlings in Baltimore, MD because you can read it for yourself! If people can bring themselves to respect others as they demand others to respect them, the WORLD would be much better.
The Word of GOD tells us, “THOU SHALL NOT KILL!” So why do we kill? My question is, “Am I My BROTHER’S Keeper? The Word says, “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil and his brother’s righteous.” (1 John 3:11-12)
Have a Blessed Day!