Summary: Sin has repurcussion
Repercussions of Sin II
Sins of our parents can be very fatal. The sins of our first parents had fatal affects on the world
Malice in the heart ends in murder by the hands. Cain slew Abel, his own brother, his own mother’s son, whom he ought to have loved; his younger brother, whom he ought to have protected; a good brother, who had never done him any wrong.
He denies the crime, as if he could conceal it from God. He tries to cover a deliberate murder with a deliberate lie. Murder is a crying sin. Blood calls for blood, the blood of the murdered for the blood of the murderer.
3) Impenitence of Cain.
He denies the crime, as if he could conceal it from God. He tries to cover a
Deliberate murder with a deliberate lie.
Murder is a crying sin. Blood calls for blood, the blood of the murdered for the blood of the murderer.
Who can tell you the extent and weight of a Divine curse, how far it reaches, how deep it pierces? Only in Christ are believers saved from curses, and inherit the blessing.
Curse – Is defined as a blessing withheld
Cain was cursed from the earth.
The wickedness of the wicked brings a curse upon all they do, and all they have.
Cain does not whine about his sin but rather whines about his punishment.
Don’t be so caught up in your suffering that you forget your sins by doing so your own suffering will overshadow the sin to the point that you forget to ask for forgiveness.
God has wise and holy ends in prolonging the lives even of very wicked men.
It is in vain to inquire what the mark set upon Cain was. It was doubtless known, both as a brand of disgrace on Cain, and a token from God that they should not kill him. Abel, being dead, yet speaketh.
He tells the dreadful guilt of murder:
1) He warns us to smother the first risings of wrath
2) He teaches us that persecution must be expected by the righteous.
3) That there is a future state
4) Eternal reward to be enjoyed
Because all of it is linked to faith in Christ and his atoning sacrifice.