Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Sacrificial Giving: The Cain & Abel Story.
Why was God happy with Abel and unhappy with Cain? Abel gave sacrificially; as an act of worship from his harvest and in total surrender.
On the other hand, Cain did not give sacrificially because he wanted something back from God. Sacrificial giving expects NOTHING in return. When Cain saw that God was unhappy with his offering, his countenance fell because his heart was not pure; he simply should have gone back to give God a better offering but instead chose to murder his own brother.
NOTE: They both sowed and reaped; Cain a tiller of the ground, Abel a livestock farmer. It was from their harvest that they gave offerings.
God is our provider and we must always expect Him to play His part of being a provider at all times for the sole and simple reason that HE IS GOD and he Has given us His word about the things He will do and give us in our lives. However, when we give it must be an act of faith and worship and should not be connected to our expectations of God.
If you can still tie and connect an open door or God's blessing to some seed you have sown, money you have given, help you have rendered or anything whatsoever on the face of this earth that you could have done to deserve or make this thing happen, you are only still scratching the surface of the things God is able to do in your life.
When God shows up, when He opens a door, when His hand is upon you, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, your lips of clay or your heart of flesh will NEVER be able to utter or phantom that it happened because of something you did or something you may have done.
1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
For since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.