Sunday 26 September 2021

Through the Eyes of Cain (3/3).

You do realize Cain was in a similar emotional disposition, like Elijah, after God rejected his sacrifice. [Genesis 4:1-16] That was a failure in his life. He felt dejected. He felt rejected. Unlike Elijah, he did not recover. He allowed his emotion to run riot until they were out of his control, and he committed the unthinkable. He killed his brother. 

The funny thing is, God came to him, warned him against the path he was toeing, and how to get off the toe way. [Genesis 4:6-7] Cain did not heed God's counsel. He allowed the little leaven to leaven the whole lump, and produce after its kind. Like Cain, God always comes to each of us on the day of our visitation. He seeks to get us off the highway to hell. 

God seeks to keep us on the "strait and narrow" way to heaven, and all it entails for us, both in this life, and that which is to come. The challenge is, he cannot force us. We have free agency. He gave us free will. He will not take it back. He admonishes, but the choice is ours to make. The continually cries out to us, "choose life." The choice is ours.

St. Akin de Great.


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