SEAL, MARKING OR TATOO “If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.”  And the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him.”  Genesis 4:15          And orphan is one who must see to his own needs.  He is not under the care and protection of anyone.  …

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WHAT’S MISSING? Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.  Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden.  I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”  Genesis 4:13-14          The …

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WHEN GOD ASKS A QUESTION Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”  He said, I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”  Genesis 4:9          When an acquaintance asks a question that hits too close to home, skirting the issue is always a temptation.  “Where were you last night?”  The …

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MY PIVOTAL MOMENT “If you [Cain] do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”  Genesis 4:7          After Cain brought a grain offering, one that God did not accept, it was not …

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