*GOD’S MARK OF LOVE…!*
*FRIDAY, 19 AUG 2022*
“The Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him” (Gen 4:15)
Though it was obviously a needless fear that Cain had – that he would be killed, the Lord was so gracious that He did everything He could to protect him. If only sinners can have their eyes opened to see this wonderful love of the Saviour!
The Lord could have pacified Cain and told him that his dear was unfounded. But this could not have satisfied Cain, he being a sinner. Therefore God promised him a sevenfold vengeance – showing him that he was still sevenfold precious to Him. So child of God, never for one moment think you have ceased to be precious in the eyes of the Lord. He loves you inspite of all your sinning and straying. “I have loved thee with an everlasting love, He says Jeremiah 31:3. So if you feel you are not close to Him, draw nearer right now.
God’s own hands made a mark on Cain. That mark was the mark of eternal love for the sinner – to protect him from every fear and worry. If a sinner was marked thus to be protected from danger and fear, how much more certain it is, O child of God of little faith, that God will set a mark on you for your protection and safety!
Everyone who saw Cain could see the mark of God’s love on him. Do we set such a mark of love and care on those who have sinned and displeased us? Can everyone see that we truly love them, that we have not shunned them or rejected them?
John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of JESUS the only begotten Son of God. Bible
John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received Jesus, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name Jesus. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Amen
Let us pray: Heavenly Father we praise you and give all glory to you Lord. Thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ to save me from hell punishment. Thank you Jesus Christ for taking my sin punishment on the cross and sheded your Holy blood to make me worthy to enter your kingdom of heaven. I ask forgiveness for all the sin I have done in the name of Jesus Christ. Thank you Holy Spirit, help me to understand the love of God and obey God’s commandments. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen
– *PRAISE THE LORD*