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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.' Cain said to Abel, his brother, 'Let's go into the field.' While they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him. Genesis 4:6'7 WEB.

    Cain became very angry because the Lord had no regard for the offering he brought from his field, but then He received Abel's offering. Cain felt disrespected. Scripture does not give us exact details of why the Lord accepted Cain's offering but not Abel's. But it was probably linked to the condition of their heart, their attitude, and the quality they chose to offer the Lord.

    After Cain became upset about it, the Lord told Cain that sin was crouching at his door and desired to have him, but he must rule over it. Apparently, Cain did not manage to rule over the evil in his life. For right after this, he murdered his brother Abel while they were out in the field. What was hidden inside of Cain's heart eventually came to pass. These two scriptures give us insight into the condition of Cain's heart:

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

    "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 deeds were evil, and his brother's righteous." (1 John 3:11'12 WEB).

    Sin still crouches at the door of our heart today, and 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 let your anger get out of control, you let sin in the door, and you give it a foothold just as Cain did.

    Keep your anger in check, and do not let it become your master. Instead, you must master it. Once sin is running loose in the house, it is hard to get back out. Submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me control my emotions and make me stable. Please don't let me get swept up in fear or anger. Help me to master the sin in my life and to live out all You have for me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Keep me stable Lord! Don’t let me astray away Lord..... I need you Lord in Jesus’s name I pray, Amen
Nov 21
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me God to always control myself so I my react kindly. Amen

Nov 21
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Thank you Pastor for another devotional that is needed in this world. God Bless you. Amen

Nov 21
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

 

Nov 21
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father please help me to control myself so that my reactions please you.

Nov 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Jesus for watching over me and pulling me back when I get angry or don't get my way.  Jesus, you kow what's best for my life and I continue to look to you for guidance as I continue life's journey.  Though as times sin tries to creep back into my house, I resist the temptations that come about and pray and ask for your forgiveness when I slip because there is no excuse for me to have sinned but you are a gracious, compassionate and understanding God that you know what is truly in my heart.  I am thankful and greatful for your precious Son Jesus who laid down His life to save us ALL so that we will be with you in the Heavenly realms.  Thank you Jesus for your love and compassion as I am not deserving of this but you continue to show how much you truly love me and you NEVER EVER leave my side.  May you all have a very blessed weekend and a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,please give us your loving touch and help us control our emotions.We love and worship you. Amen 

Nov 21
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Nov 21
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Thank you Father for always being there for me and for loving me the way you do thank you for helping me with my emotions over the years.

Nov 21
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Such a pertinent message for today, Pastor Dion! Thank you for bringing God's Word to my heart. Lord, help me control my emotions and make me stable. Please don't let me get swept up in fear or anger. In Jesus' name, Amen

Nov 21
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly pray that You lead me to control my emotions whenever I want it my way, not to fall into the enemy 's trap. That Your love and grace be in me in every situation I have. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Lord hear my prayers. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for this important reminder, we all needed this today, God bless you both. 

 

 

Nov 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen 

Nov 21
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 21