Scripture Reading: Gen 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Reflections: Cain was bitter. His sacrifice had been rejected by God while that of his brother Abel had been accepted. As he sat down in deep thoughts over the issue, God began to speak to him. God explained why his sacrifice was rejected and cautioned him against allowing his sad countenance to lead him to do something undesirable. God specifically told him that sin was beckoning towards him and that he needed to put himself in a position to resist it. Despite this caution, Cain ended up failing God. Just after their interaction, he proceeded to invite his brother for a walk and murdered him along the way. As long as you hold on to bitterness and refuse godly counsel, like Cain, you will certainly give in to the tempting power of sin and end up with an action so forbidden. Just let go of what will lead you to sin.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me nature a heart that is responsive to godly counsel and allows me to let go of what will lead me to sin.
Confession: I don’t nurture and hold on to bitterness. I am responsive to godly counsel and I let go of what will lead me to sin.