Do You Show Remorse?: Gospel Today Devotional - 23rd November, 2022

The scripture in the book of Genesis gives an account of the very beginning. It talks about how God created the heavens, and the earth, and all there's in the earth. Little wonder the scripture says the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, and all they that dwell therein (Psalm 24). Praise God. Even man is not left out of God's creation for the scripture says that man was made in the image, and likeness of God. 

Do You Show Remorse?: Gospel Today Devotional - 23rd November, 2022

Still in this same book of Genesis, it was recorded how it is man fell from the divine order, and plan of God for the human race after he had warned them not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good, and evil. Being deceived by the serpent, they yielded to the temptation of eating the fruit; the man, and his wife, and that resulted into the fall. While this is to give us a little background on today's teaching, it is not the focus of our study. Hallelujah!

Today, by the special grace of God, we shall take a look at the scripture to consider something very important, how that remorsefulness, the act of being sorry for something done is needed to obtain pardon from the one who was offended. I trust that the Lord through his word would speak to our very hearts today, and I trust that we would be blessed as well. Praise God. The passage of scripture under consideration is seen below,

"And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?" (Genesis 4:9).

After the fall, it was recorded again in scripture that Adam knew (got intimate) with his wife, and this resulted, although not at the same time in the birth of Cain, and Abel. Moving forward from here, they both offered sacrifices before the Lord, and that of Abel was accepted while that of Cain was rejected. This made Cain very wroth that he lured his brother, and then killed him. This is not the bone of contention yet for we will get to see it shortly.

You see, after he had killed his brother, the Lord questioned him about his brother but the response of Cain was absent of any form of remorse. He wasn't even sorry neither did he feel guilty for what he did. He even replied the Lord back with a question. Isn't that serious? He said to the Lord, am I my brother's keeper?, meaning, why are you questioning me? Have I been given the responsibility to watch over my brother? Really? But you just killed your brother, why aren't you even remorseful? Cain wasn't, neither was he moved to apologise. 

Isn't that how most believers are? Isn't that how you behave sometimes? Does your conscience prick you when you err? Do you feel any bit of remorse when you say something hurtful or do something wrong to a fellow brother or sister? Do you feel sorry for your unruly behavior, and for that marital unfaithfulness? Does your conscience speak to you after forging the signature? How do you feel when you steal from the Church's purse? Do you seek forgiveness from the Lord, and then from those whom you have offended? Why is this necessary? That we as believers may have a conscience void of offence towards God, and man. May our hearts not be hardened against the Lord, and his people in Christ's name. Amen.

Thought for the day: 

The way to pardon, and cleansing from God, and a conscience void of offence towards man is through brokenness, and remorse. Are you remorseful?

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