Once again we are covering a lot of rich material in a short amount of time; God will give us grace to receive what He has for us. "may the Lord give you understanding in all things." (2 Tim. 2:7)
I want to focus on 2 things for today.
Genesis 4:5 says God did not respect Cain or his offering. I believe the answer to why is in verses 3 & 4...
And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,
Cain brought something to God "in the process of time," but Able brought the "firstborn" to God; Able honored God with the firstborn. The Lord takes our giving very seriously. Jesus said our heart would be in the same place we put our treasure. (see Matt 6:21) Let this be a reminder to us that giving is an important part of our worship to Him.
Question: Why was Noah and his family spared from the flood that destroyed the earth?
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan