I was fortunate enough to be exposed to the word of God from an early age, at primary until middle school I was taught Biblical studies, but unfortunately at high school the government abolished it.
I continued studying it on my own and I always have questions which were still bothering me, like if the whole Bible it’s foundation is the ten commandments why was a need for God to teach us about all these characters in the Bible. I mean people like Job, David and the list is endless, and we have our own heroes why they are not included in the Bible, people like Nelson Mandela, Jan Van Riebeeck because these are among the people who made the mark on the earth whether we liked them or not.
It would have been easier for God to give us His commandments, and the blessings attached to those who obey them, and curses for those who disobey them. For me it would have been easier and that’s how our government prescribed laws, together with punishments for those who contravenes these laws.
Until I discover why it was necessary for us to read about all these different characters in the Bible. The Bible begins with Adam and Eve who were given an instruction to obey, but Eve ended up doubting the Lord and she then did what pleased her heart, and that placed Adam at the Centre to either choose life or death.
Instead of Adam correcting himself and do the correct thing, he then blames his wife Eve.
It follows with Cain and Abel who also grew up knowing how to conduct a sacrifice to the Almighty God, but when they are adults Abel stick to the correct process of conducting the sacrifice, but Cain on the other hand says, no, from now on wards I will do the sacrifice to the Lord my own way, and God was not pleased with Cain's sacrifice.
Instead of Cain correcting himself and do the correct thing, he then blames his brother Abel for trying to be better than him which was not the case, because Abel followed the word of God, while he Cain followed his own heart.
We have believers who listens to the word of God, and do exactly what the word prescribes; and there are other believers like Eve and Cain who ignores what the word of God says, and follows their own hearts, and still expects to be appreciated for their rebellious behavior.
The Bible says Saturday is the seventh day which is the Sabbath day, but some says, no, we are going to listen to our own hearts so Sunday is the one we will keep. The Bible says, obey the commandments of God, but there are those believers who says, no, we are following our own hearts the law is done away with.
Which brings me to the conclusion that Abel was a believer, and Cain was a none believer, so are you a believer or none believer?
Feel free to comment.
(Images attached are for illustration purposes and I downloaded them from Google)
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