Daily Lift – January 22, 2019

Them That Trouble You

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The first son of Adam and Eve was a tiller of the soil called Cain. His younger brother was a keeper of sheep known as Abel. God rejected Cain’s offering of the fruit of the ground but accepted Abel’s sacrifice of the firstlings of his flock and the fat thereof. God responded to Cain’s subsequent anger to say he would be accepted if he would do well. Rather than setting aside his wrath in favor of a more acceptable sacrifice, Cain instead slew his brother Abel. We see a similar reaction in the strife of good versus evil when John the Baptist reproved Herod Antipas for his illicit relationship with his sister-in-law, Herodias. Rather than repent of the matter, Herod had John cast into prison. Thus it has been over ages of time and history. Yet, Paul the apostle told the Thessalonian Church that, though they suffered for the Kingdom of God, it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater