Saturday, July 8, 2017

day no. 14,138: let the dogs devour him

Genesis 4:13
Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear."

Yeah Cain, it must be rough. I'm sorry to hear that being held accountable for killing your brother is turning out to be so hard for you. I wonder how you'll ever survive it.

That would have been my response, but…

Genesis 4:15
the Lord put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him.

My heart is all, "let the dogs devour him," but God shows mercy and places a mark on Cain that protects him from being murdered. It does not, however, protect him in the long run from his decision to be separated from God and His people.

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