Crouching at the Door

Posted by Dion Todd May 29th, 2024 1,104 Views 28 Comments

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 received Abel's offering. Cain felt disrespected. Scripture does not explain why the Lord accepted Cain's offering but not Abel's, but it was probably linked to their attitude and the quality they chose to offer the Lord.

After Cain became upset, 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 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!

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Susan Petho commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Sylvia Todd commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Good morning, all, may you have a wonderfully blessed day 🌻!



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David Krull

2 weeks ago

You too.


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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

You do the same friend ❤️


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Lynn Brown

2 weeks ago

You too!🙂



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David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen. Help me Lord to be strong and resist the devil and to flee temptation. I love you Jesus and want to be Holy as You said. Jesus Jesus. Here I am Lord. Fulfill my hearts desires. Create in me a clean heart and renew an upright spirit in me…in Jesus Name.




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Dan Remley commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Lord please help me to always take the high road. Help me to be a good man. Help me to stay calm and not let the devil in. I know it's right thing to do. I know in the end I will always be happier if I do what you would like of me. In Jesus name I pray Amen❤️




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Wanda Pennington commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


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. Lord I also ask this prayer for my children, Wayne, Kelly, and Heather. Amen



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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

Amen ❤️



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Debi Burton commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


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! ❤️🤟🏻



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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

Amen Debi❤️



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Lynn Brown commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


This I pray: 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!



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Dan Remley

2 weeks ago

Amen Lynn ❤️



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Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Liesel aka lisa Wardle commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Oh Lord please keep all anger and bitterness away, let me not go to sleep with anger in my heart, put Your hedge and shield round about me and keep the evil one at bay, seal me with Your Holy Spirit, all of my loved ones and all the ones You brought into my life, for it's in the most holy name of JESUS that I ask and pray!!! 🙏




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Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Sherry Mccosh commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


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!




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David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Yvette York commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


AMEN Good Morning Everyone 😀



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Sylvia Todd

2 weeks ago

Good morning, Yvette 😀!


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Lynn Brown

2 weeks ago

Good morning 🙂



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Elena Vasquez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Bella Colliander commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Trusting you Lord in every step I take. Amen!




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Scott Riegelmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Greg Hall commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen Father, Please help me control my emotions and make me stable.




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Maria Williams commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Help me to master the sin in my life Father.




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Marisa Jackson commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen 🙏🙏🙏🙏!!




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Candy Laventure commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Praise our Lord always. Amen!




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Kevin J. Eck commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Father, protect me from the sin of Fear. It is a Sin that can knock on my door continuously. in the name of our Lord, Amen!




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Kay Collinsworth commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen




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Gloria Nebarez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen, thank you Jesus




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Brenda F commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen!




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Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen💖




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Schalk De beer commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Yes, amen Lord.




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Dana Rozell commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Crouching at the Door

2 weeks ago


Amen!






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