Worship Is and Can Be Dangerous Part 3

In Genesis 4 we meet the two sons of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, this story hasn’t set well with me and it sill is. God brought me to a certain revelation about how serious he is about worship and its still bringing a lot of elements out of it and I pray that God may reveal to you more about this chapter beyond what he has revealed to me so far.

“One has to dig into the heart attitude, what God requires from you, not what you feel like doing for Him” Wilhelm Olivier

Cain was the 1st born son of Adam and Eve and he was a farmer or agriculturalist, the bible say he was a was a tiller of the ground. Cain brought to God an offering which was from the fruit of the ground

Abel was the 2nd son of Adam and Eve and was a keeper of sheep in simple terms he was a rancher, He was the younger brother to Cain and Abel also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.

It all starts with Cain and Abel bringing an offering before God and the turning point in the whole chapter is verse 4 “And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering, but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect”

This offering or sacrifice was meant to show gratitude to God and the question that is a debate is why did God respect the offering of Abel over Cain? Why Yahweh signified His acceptance of the one offering and rejection of the other, we are not told.

Writers believe that the rebuke was because of Cain's neglect to prepare his offering according to strict ceremonial requirements. This is seen in the manner that God responded to Cain “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door”. For me this shows that even though Cain offered, there is something he didn’t do well, the question is what?

Taking a look at the two men they both brought the first of their produce so I believe it was not the difference in the material of the sacrifice but in their manner of offering and the condition of their characters and hearts. Looking at what God said “if you do well shall you not be accepted”

“By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent (abundant) sacrifice than Cain” Hebrews 11:4. The “more abundant sacrifice,” might mean “suggests the deeper gratitude of Abel, and shows a fuller sense of the claims of God” to the best.

There are several things that made the sacrifice of Cain loose respect before God and those are the things that made Abel’s sacrifice a more excellent sacrifice.

Heart attitude of the worshipper, in this case it wasn’t the offering it was the place from where the offering came from.
Manner of delivery is it God required or man designed.
Preparation of the sacrifice

My question is now how many of our offerings did go by the way side, how many of our offering got accepted by God, how many of our offerings did God deny and we died on the inside without knowing and now we are killing every Cain we meet because we aren’t able to be accepted by God.

Worship is and can be dangerous in the place of which kind of offering are you giving, a Cain offering or an Abel offering. Is our worship up to scratch in the heart attitude, preparation and also in the manner of delivery? Cain didn’t die physically but his attitude died, his manner and his preparation died before God all because his worship wasn’t up to scratch

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Comment by Roscoe Rea on March 25, 2014 at 4:36am

I certainly agree we should regard what we offer the Lord with fear and trembling, but with equal certainty I know that we're free from condemnation in Christ. That means we don't have to suffer the punishment that, say, an unclean priest in the Holy of Holies would, even though we were once irreparably unclean.

I like your post, but I don't think we're in danger if we bring dishonest or "heart-empty" worship one week, we've all had bad days. Now, living a life not indicitive of true worship, and therefore salvation, is a different story...

Thanks for the post! As of now it seems only 5 people have read it, that's a little unfortunate...

Comment by Kelvin Mutize on March 25, 2014 at 8:33pm

It is well... thank you for the comment you actually mention the truth.. God isnt a God of legalism for sure...

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