Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Monday, 19 August 2013


“The Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him” (Gen 4:15).

Though it was obviously a needless fear that Cain had, the Lord was so gracious that He did everything He could to protect him. If only sinners can have their eyes opened to see this wonderful love of the Saviour!

The Lord could have pacified Cain and told him that his fear was unfounded. But this could not have satisfied Cain, he being a sinner. Therefore God promised him a sevenfold vengeance; thus showing him that he was still sevenfold precious to Him. So child of God, never for one moment think you have ceased to be precious in the eyes of the Lord. He loves you inspite of all your sinning and straying. So if you feel you are not close to Him, draw nearer right now.

God’s own hands made a mark on Cain. That mark was the mark of His eternal love for the sinner – to protect him from every fear and worry. If a sinner was marked thus to protect him from danger and fear, how much more certain it is, O child of God of little faith, that God will set a mark on you for your protection and safety!

Everyone who saw Cain could see the mark of God’s love on him. Do we set such a mark of love and care on those who have sinned and displeased us? Can everyone see that we truly love them, that we have not shunned them or rejected them?

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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