Daily Lift – March 7, 2019

Do Well and Be Accepted

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The Fourth of Genesis tells us of Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam and Eve. It is there recorded that God accepted the sacrifice of Abel while rejecting that of Cain. It is the Eleventh of Hebrews where we learn that it is by faith that Abel’s sacrifice was more excellent than Cain’s. Because Romans Ten teaches us that faith comes from the Word of God, we understand further that Abel must have offered according to God’s wishes while Cain did not. This is further evidenced when God told Cain he had no right to be angry over his rejected sacrifice, for if he had done well he would have been accepted. To be sure, God did not leave it up to Cain to wonder what it meant to do well and to be accepted, any more than He leaves it up to us to blindly search for the same information. Paul told Timothy that the Scriptures perfect a man and completely furnish him to every good work. It is within the Word of God that we learn what it means to do well and be accepted.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater