Food For Thought

Food For Thought For July 3, 2023

Don’t Be a Cain, Be a Abel | 1 John 3:11-12

Read This Passage: 1 John 3:10-15

11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.

1 John 3:11-12 NKJV

Our world is filled with a bunch of people that go in the same way of Cain. What I mean by this is that Cain, like Abel, had an opportunity to bring an offering to the Lord that would please Him. Abel, with that opportunity, chose to bring forth his best. Cain, on the other hand, chose to bring forth whatever he had – it certainly was not his best. The Lord was pleased with Abel’s offering but was not pleased with Cain’s offering.

Our life is an opportunity – I certainly hope you have come to know this. With this opportunity, we should always be looking to honor the Lord by putting our best foot forward. You and I give the Lord our best when we stand in obedience to His way; our offering to the Lord is loving Him and all of those around us. Sadly, many of us shut our hearts to loving the Lord, and in doing this, we refuse to honor Him by not loving those around us. You may not physically murder those around you but any time we mistreat someone – maliciously choose not to help those in need – it is like murder in the soul.

Don’t be like Cain, be like Abel – honor the Lord by putting your best foot forward. Our life is a beautiful opportunity; we should not waste our life by living with no care for others – living selfishly. No, God looks for and is pleased when we give our best. So, give God, and all of those around you, your best.

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