We are now on Chapter 4 of Genesis in from The Daily Walk Bible NLT (New Living Translation).It is available on Amazon if you haven’t purchases it yet. Every Sunday tune in to read another chapter and reflect on one of the questions asked in the guide. You can write your thoughts in the comments section or write them down in a journal. When I read different excerpts of the Bible, I like to write notes down. It’s a great way to really take the words in. In general we are not to interpret the Bible, which we’re not doing here. I liked the idea of the guide as it asks you questions to focus on as you read each chapter. If you’ve read from the Bible before, what’s your method while reading it?
Here’s Verse 7 of Chapter 4 of Genesis:
This verse stood out to me the most in this Chapter. We read about Adam and Eve’s first children, Cain and Abel. We learn that Cain becomes a farmer and Abel a shepherd. During this passage, the Lord is asking Cain why he is so angry. The Lord had just accepted Abel’s gift of his firstborn lamb and rejected Abel’s gift of some of his crops. We witness that Cain’s anger causes him to kill his brother. Who needs to watch a novel right?
The summary in the guide makes it seem like Cain’s sin of murdering his brother is a direct result of Adam and Eve’s first sin of eating the apple. So are we all doomed for the same fate? Sin is indeed crouching at the door and controlling our emotions is key. However we all know that is easier said than done. I’ve seen people do it so why can’t I. What did Abel possess that Cain did not?
If you happen to know the answer to that please explain it below!
Before I leave you let’s take a moment and remind ourselves of what we were grateful for this past week to start this next week off right!
- Warm weather that has melted a lot of the snow. Of course that has just made room for more snow. LOL
- Modern medicine. All the running around I have been doing has me sick once again. This time though its the start of a sinus infection. When I went to Walgreens for some Zicam fast melt tabs, I was excited to find Zicam also makes a Intense Sinus Relief Nasal Gel. The Cooling Menthol and Eucalyptus tells my brain relief is indeed on the way. Daniel, my future husband is also grateful for it as he has also been using it!
- My job that pays the bills and the extra task list that shakes things up a bit. It is a great thing to be busy and to feel a sense of security with your job. SO many people are without right now. I am truly blessed!
Let me know what you’re grateful for! Also feel free to share your thoughts on Genesis 4!
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