Good morning y’all. It’s a new month today!!! Pray God gives us all a nice present this month 🙂
Today we are in Genesis 4. Here we see the 1st murder account in the bible. We see, how if our feelings,emotions and thoughts are not kept in check can lead us to act irrationally and sin. Cain’s anger and jealousy led him to kill his own brother. The result was separation from God’s presence.
I’m using the SOAP method today 🙂
S – Scripture that stood out for me
Genesis 4:7 NLT: You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”
O – Observations
O1). They both made an offering. One was accepted and the other wasn’t. The difference is one gave God the best of what he had while the other gave no thought to what he offered God. We should Give God our best and not our left overs.
O2) Failure to do what’s right opens the door for sin to come in and rule in our lives.
O3)Sin is always on the look out for its next victim. 1 Peter 5:8 says
“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (NLT Version).
We have to keep close watch on our feelings, emotions and thoughts. Make sure they are in line with Gods word. Cain was angry, envious, depressed, dejected and God knew if those feelings are not kept in check, will lead him to commit sin, hence the warning he gave him about sin crouching at his door…
O4) Being angry or jealous or having those emotions Cain exhibited is not a sin in itself. It’s our response to those feelings/emotions/thoughts that’s the issue. Do we respond in a godly manner or do we give in to our flesh?
O5) The only way to overcome sin is to be led by the spirit of God. Yield ourselves to the leading of the holy spirit and starve our flesh of its desires. Something you dont feed will eventually die. Its the same in our spirtual life. If we dont give in to every whimp and desire of our flesh, it will eventually submit and realise who is in control. Romans 8:12-14 says
“My dear friends, we must not live to satisfy our desires. If you do, you will die. But you will live, if by the help of God’s Spirit you say “No” to your desires. Only those people who are led by God’s Spirit are his children.” ( CEVUS06 version)
O6) Sin leads to separation from God’s presence. We need to ask ourselves is our relationship with God worth sacrificing for the momentary pleasure the sin will bring?
A – Application
Today, lets yield to the leading of the Holy spirit and not give in to our flesh.
P – Prayer
Dear Lord we thank you for today and for your grace over our lives. Thanks for Jesus, because of him, we are no longer slaves to sin. We ask for the grace to yield to the Holyspirit as we go about today. Help us not to give in to our flesh. Let our love for you compel us to do the right things today. And thank you Lord for this new month. We are expectant!. In Jesus Name. Amen
Thanks for joining today.
Have a blessed day and remember, Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control us. But we must subdue it and be its master.
***With God all things are possible***