Find Out What The Lord Wants
Have you ever wondered why God rejected Cain’s offering and accepted Abel’s it wasn’t that he preferred beef to vegetables The reason was much deeper than the actual gifts the two brothers brought before the Lord. The key to understanding the Lord’s action is to know the kind of offering the Lord required of them.
On this occasion, the sacrifice the Lord asked of them was a sin offering. The sin offering always required the shedding of blood-animal blood. The Apostle Paul also tells us in the New Testament that without the shedding of blood there’s no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22). So you couldn’t bring crops from your farm as a sin offering, even if they were the best crops around. But that was what Cain did!
Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
And Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.
And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect – Genesis 4:3-5
He brought his crops for a sin sacrifice and God rejected it. God being merciful still showed him the right thing to do (Genesis 4:7). But Cain wouldn’t do the right thing. Cain was offended because his sacrifice was rejected and his brother’s accepted, and he went out from God’s presence with an evil heart.
It’s important that you serve God with knowledge; get to know what he wants so your service in the kingdom will be an offering of sweet savour before the Lord. What is it you are bringing before the Lord today Is it your body, your money, your prayers or your service in His house Don’t offer Him what he wouldn’t accept. Find out what he wants you to do and do it, so your services and offerings will be acceptable to Him.