Tuesday - November 15, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: 1 Corinthians 10:1-22
I wonder how things might have been different if Cain had just gone back for an acceptable offering. It’s possible that Abel might have lived a little longer, there would be no theological discussions as what the “mark of Cain” really was, and the rest of Biblical history, as we know it, would have been forever altered. God gave Cain every opportunity to fix his offering, as can be seen when The LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you but you must rule over it’ (Genesis 4:6-7). All Cain had to do was go back and fix it, but he allowed sin to pounce on him and take control of him.
Everyday we all sin, and God gives us an opportunity to make it right and learn from it. It is easy to look at a situation like Cain’s and know what he should have done to fix the situation. Yet it is very difficult to see it when we are the one in Cain’s shoes. Remember, every temptation with which we are faced, God has provided us with a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Application: Let’s make sure we are observant and watch out for crouching sin, so that we will be able to master it and not fall into the same trap as Cain.