Gracious God

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Today's reading: Genesis 4:1-26

Life as they knew it changed drastically for Adam and Eve after sinning against God. But while Adam and Eve changed, God did not. His love for them remained steady and strong. So with God watching over and protecting them, we come to Genesis 4 God where Adam and Eve are living, working the land and starting their family with the gift of their first sons, Cain and Abel.

As Cain and Abel grow, Cain chooses to work the land as a farmer and Abel elects to be a shepherd. All seems well, but the sin that was birthed through Adam and Eve is now actively in the world. We see it in this text through the offering Cain made which was not pleasing to God, Cain's murder of Abel and then Cain's disrespectful and unrepentant attitude after the fact. As with Adam and Eve, God disciplines Cain, but His love remains steady and strong.

What did God's interactions with Cain reveal to you about God--What He desires from us? How He watches over us? His discipline? His steady love for us? Tami

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He only wants the best for us because he loves us unconditionally. He gives us the choice to do good, we are accountable for our decisions, but in spite of everything, God will work his plan if not through us then someone else.

Even in punishing Cain, God is still merciful to him.

His response was not governed by anger, but by love and concern. He still dealt intimately with Cain.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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