I wanted to share some more of what the Lord has shown me in 2012, if you are a regular follower of the blog you know I like to call these “Melissa’s Gleanings” after Ruth gleaning in the book of the Bible Ruth.
I am reading the Common English Bible this year.
Genesis 4:3 CEB “Some time later, Cain presented an offering to the LORD from the land’s crops”
Cain presented an offering to the Lord from the land’s crops. Previously in the Word of God there was no reference that the Lord requested a certain type of offering. I had always thought that the Lord specified what was to be brought when offering, but this year reading in the Common English Bible, I discovered I had assumed wrong. It pays to read and re-read.
Genesis 4:7 CEB “If you do the right thing, won’t you be accepted? But if you don’t do the right thing, sin will be waiting at the door ready to strike! It will entice you, but you must rule over it.”
When you do something wrong it opens the door for more wrong doing. When you do something that you know is wrong doesn’t it become easier to do it the second time? Sin is waiting at the door ready to enter your heart. So is Jesus. Which one will you let in?
Right behavior – Jesus
Wrong behavior – sin
God commands us to rule over sin. Not the other way around.
Until Next Time,