Daily Devotional – What Sin Are You Capable of?

Daily devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Genesis 4:8-16. We all think that the sins of others are limited to them. In our pride we scoff at others that succumb to the trials and temptations, but what sin are you capable of?

“Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”[d] While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”

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“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”

13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

15 But the Lord said to him, “Not so[e]; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod,[f] east of Eden.”

What is the worst thing that you have done?

Following his grief from not having his sacrifice accepted by God, Cain sought vengeance. Blaming his brother for his own shortcomings, Cain cast his judgment onto Abel. He sentenced Abel to death!

I have said many times that we heap judgment on ourselves when we say what we expect others to do. This is because we expect everyone to act in a situation the same way that we do. When you assume that someone would steal in a particular situation, be careful that you not revealing what you would do.

When we follow the word of God, we are encouraged to check our own thoughts and heart. Before throwing around judgment and accusations, let us humble ourselves before our God.

Let’s Pray

Dear Father, 

Thank you Father that You have extended the olive branch toward us offering grace, forgiveness, and redemption. Without Your Spirit in me, I know that the darkness that I would bestow this earth with would be like nothing I could fathom. Lead me today in Your wisdom.

In Jesus’ Name,


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