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Crouching At The Door

  • Yahweh said to Cain, 'Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? If you do well, won't it be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it.' Genesis 4:6 WEB

    Cain got angry because the Lord had no regard for the offering that he had brought, but did to Abel's offering. After Cain became very angry, the Lord told him that sin was crouching at his door and desired to have him, but that he must rule over it.

    Cain did not manage to rule over the sin in his life, and right after this, he murdered his brother Abel while out in the field. What was hidden in his heart, eventually came to pass. As to why God accepted Abel's offering but not Cain's, it was clearly the condition of his heart. and not his gift. These two scriptures give us insight:

    'The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!' (Proverbs 21:27).

    'For this is the message which you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; unlike Cain, who was of the evil one, and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous' (1 John 3:11'12).

    Sin is still crouching at the door of our heart today. It only needs a slight crack and it will be inside sitting on the couch. Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:26, 'In your anger do not sin', and then, 'do not give the devil a foothold' right after it. When you become 'very' angry, you will let sin in the door, just as Cain did.

    Keep your anger in check and do not let it become your master. Instead you must master it, for once sin is running loose in the house, it is hard to get out.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You help me control my emotions and make me stable. Let me not be swept up in fear or anger. Help me to master the sin in my life and live out all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

August 21, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

August 21, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

August 21, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord help me to master the sin in my life. Let me not be swept up in fear and anger. Thank you Pastor for this message, Amen.

August 21, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen.

August 21, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 21, 2017
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Janice Finch
Janice Finch

Amen!

August 21, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!

August 21, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father I pray that you help me control my emotions and make me stable. Let me not be swept up in fear or anger. Help me to master the sin in my life and live out all that you have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

August 21, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

August 21, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

August 21, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

August 22, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I pray that You help me control my emotions and make me stable. Let me not be swept up in fear or anger. Help me to master the sin in my life and live out all that You have for me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 22, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You help me control my emotions and make me stable. Let me not be swept up in fear or anger. Help me to master the sin in my life and live out all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

Thank You Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-)

August 23, 2017