Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jealous Cain, Jealous Me

I can relate to Cain. Yes that Cain who killed his brother Able. Are you ever the least bit jealous of others at church receiving recognition? Sometimes I am. Cain was jealous of Able because Abel's offering to God was accepted but his was not. God gives Cain and us a warning that there is danger in the jealousy.

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 (master it) rule over it.”
Genesis 4:7

Jesus tells us to be last of all, servant of all and to sit in the last chair.
Mark 9:35

Paul says to treat everyone in the church as more important than yourself.
He further instructs us to outdo each other in bringing honour to one another.
Romans 12:10

I don't want to be a Cain. May we rejoice at the recognition given to our brothers and sisters in Christ. May we find abundant joy and satisfaction in quietly serving our Lord.

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