Friday, February 22, 2019

Cain's sacrifice was rejected; Abel's was accepted.

"By faith Abel offered to God a sacrifice greater than Cain’s." (Hebrews 11: 4).

Two brothers, Cain and Abel offered gifts to God. Abel's was accepted but Cain's was rejected. Why? Abel believed that God was the source of all his blessings. So he was confident in offering God the best of his first fruits knowing that he could never out do God in generosity. We can reap 3 possible lessons from this Scripture:

#1 Correct thought is the key to correct. Are your thoughts based on the revealed truths of the Bible? Are they based on the certain and solid teaching of the Sacred Magisterium? Or are they based on newspapers and TV?

#2 Your faith constitutes your world-view, what the Germans call weltangshaung. "By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible" (Hebrews 11: 3).

#3 Is faith the missing ingredient in your life? "But without faith it is impossible to please him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him." (Hebrews 11: 6).
Without faith, it is impossible to receive the greatest Promise of the Father: the precious and awesome Spirit.

"Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom and speak of your might." (Psalm 145: 10-11).

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