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January 14, 2024

1) Why did God accept Abel’s offering and not Cain’s? v1-4

  • It is because Abel brought the best of his offerings to God. Cain brought fruit but it was not the best of what he had to offer. This shows how he viewed God and how Abel viewed the worship of God.

2) What did Cain do when he saw his offering was not accepted? v5

  • He was angry and his face fell. Instead of being humble in heart, repenting, and asking God for grace, anger against God and his brother started to grow.

3) What was God’s warning to Cain? v7

  • God mercifully warned Cain to not allow the sin growing in his heart to master him, and that there was grace avaialble for Cain, if he did what was right.

4) What was Cain’s punishment? v11-12

  • After he murdered his own brother, God cursed Cain (like he cursed the Serpent), and it would be hard for him to grow food, he would be a wanderer in the earth (unable to come close to God near Eden).

5) How did God still show Cain grace? v15

  • Cain was worried about himself still (instead of repenting for killing his brother), and cried out for mercy. God showed mercy to Cain by putting a mark on him so that he would not be killed by others of Adam’s family that would later seek vengeance for Abel.

6) How does this story point us to Jesus?

  • Even though every single one of us has hated someone in our heart, God has provided a sacrifice for us that speaks a better word than Abel’s blood. Abel’s blood cried out for vengeance, but Jesus’ blood cries out forgiveness for everyone who trusts in him (Hebrews 12:24).

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