Jul 11, 2012

Wednesday in the Word - A favorable offering

Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it. ”

Genesis 4: 2-7 (New International Version)

What do you picture Cain's gift looking like? 
How did Cain live life vs. his brother Abel? 
Does the passage say that Cain's offering was not the best?
How can we prepare ourselves to bring an offering to the Lord that is acceptable? 
Is there an attitude that Abel had, that Cain did not? How can I put that attitude on in life?

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