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Sibling Rivalry in the Book of Genesis

Sibling rivalry has been with us since the beginning of time. Cain and Abel are not the only siblings to have a rivalry (although it appears the rivalry was mainly on Cain’s part). We will soon see Ishmael and Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph and all of his brothers.

Chapter 4 of the book of Genesis has many firsts:

  • The first birth of a human
  • The first death of a human (murder of Abel)
  • The first worship
  • The first division of labor
  • The first cities
  • The first extended families
  • The first progress of humanity

When you wonder why you do the things you do, mankind has been doing them since the very beginning of time. The only cure is God.

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Friday Digest: BSF’s Study of Genesis Lesson 4

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN GENESIS CHAPTER 4:

  • Sin will never be eradicated from humanity until Jesus’s Second Coming
  • Your response to sin is what determines your path in life
  • God knows and cares about your heart, not your actions
  • God always offers a way back to Him
  • Only God has what we need and can satisfy us from our broken selves
  • Sin escalates when you reject God
  • God’s plan prevails

Take Away: You either worship God of someone/something else.

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Friday Digest: BSF Study of Genesis Lesson 3

We sin; Jesus redeems.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN GENESIS CHAPTER 3:

  • Sin is a choice you make.
  • Sin is choosing something else over God.
  • Temptation is not sin; giving in is.
  • Human attempt to feel whole is never enough; only with God can we be whole.
  • Physical death is the ultimate consequence of sin.
  • We died spititually in our broken relationship with God.
  • Life is now a struggle, but with God, life is full of hope.

Take Away: God’s perfect love for humanity sent Jesus to redeem us even in our brokenness of sin.