And Such Were Some of You
“…Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you; but you have been washed, you have been made holy, you have been given righteousness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”
I Cor. 6:10-11
“This isn’t right…rejected? Able brought a lamb… I brought my vegetables. My good is not good enough? I worked as hard as my brother. I brought my very best. God’s not fair! Purchase a lamb from Able? Now how would that me look? Weak I say…weak!”
Cain smoldered with resentment against God—against Able. And his loving Creator sought him out as He had once searched for Adam.
But vengeance never came. Mercy was repaid for sin. A man who deserved to die was given life. God saw the blood of a righteous man but extended mercy.
Sent from the presence of God Cain became a vagabond—a fugitive—one who never found rest. And such were some of us!
Cain’s wanderings were our wanderings. Cain’s choices were our choices. But we found mercy at the cross of Jesus, at heaven’s mercy seat where Christ’s blood flowed freely!
In that field of blood the Son of God–saw you. While Abel’s blood flowed from his loins, Christ, whose blood speaks of better things—saw you! Oh, don’t you love Him so?
Today a loving Savior still calls from His mercy seat. Today he still longs and stretches His arms out toward a wretched earth. With mercy in every heartbeat He still cries, “Oh sinner, come home, ye who are weary—come home.”