Encouraging, Living, Reaching

May 3, 2017

Shane Johnson

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain…  Hebrews 11:4

Faith has got to agree with God.  Man has a thousand ideas –  some good, some bad.  But only God’s ideas matter.  All things must bow to God’s point of view, whether it be culture, science, wisdom or tradition.  To borrow and old saying, let us say God is right all the time; all the time, God is right.

Abel agreed with God; Cain didn’t.  God told Cain to bring the right kind of offering and he would be accepted.  Cain refused.  The same is true for countless millions.  They want to come to God their own way, with good works or wisdom or love.  They want to worship God as they see fit by taking care of the environment, the unfortunate, or the animals.

But God will have none of it.  God’s dictionary is the accepted standard.  He only has the authority and right to dictate, determine and define things.  If you will agree with Him, He will give you everything.  Defy Him and you will be thrust from His presence to wander forever.