The Sacrifice of Cain
While the offering of sacrifice was a common portion of the worship of the ancient people Israel, we of the Christian age may possibly not regard “sacrifice” as descriptive of our worshipful practices. Yet, Hebrews Thirteen teaches us that sacrifice is precisely what is expected of us, though Verse Fifteen describes this as a sacrifice of praise involving the fruit of the lips. For any sacrifice to be acceptable to God, it must be offered according to His specifications. Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, failed to do this at the Tenth of Leviticus, and perished as a result. As priests, they should have known better, if anyone did. However, at Hebrews Eleven, Abel has been remembered for almost as long as the earth is old for having offered a more excellent sacrifice. This he did by faith, which defines as simply following God’s instructions concerning the matter. When one assays to offer the sacrifice of praise, any more, or less, than the fruit of the lips is to offer the sacrifice of Cain.
Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater