Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Devotion on Genesis 4 - Went Out from the Lord's Presence

Cain committed sin and was exiled from God's Presence. Have you felt as though you had been separated from God, as if His Spirit was no longer in communion with you spirit because of some sin you had committed? What restored your relationship with God?

It nowhere says that Cain repented, only that he feared his punishment. Sin separates us from God. If we continue in our sin, God will not be present in our lives. God hates sin and refuses to be around it. He will continue to reach out to us from time to time, but will not be an abiding Presence with us unless we repent. Eventually, if we continue in our sin until death, we will be exiled from God's Presence forever, just as Cain was. With God is comfort, joy, peace, love. Without Him is emptiness and despair. Let us not trade our fleeting sin for the continual joyful experience of having God's Presence with us in life, and in death.

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