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Mar. 3 Devotion: A Faith That Pleases God

A Faith That Pleases God

Genesis 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

Not saying this is always the case, but it seems that more often than not when you hear of Cain and Abel being taught on, preached or just discussed, the conversation revolves around Cain and his disobedient that lead to him murdering his own brother. How often do we consider the faith that Abel had in his obedience to bring the first kings of the flock. Abel had faith enough in God that God would provide for him and bless him that he brought what was right in the first kings as well as the fat thereof it tells us. The Bible even talks of Abel’s faith in Hebrews:

Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Where does our faith lie? Do we give God the first of everything? I’m not just talking about our tithes, but what about ourselves? What about our heart towards God? Do we have faith enough in Him that we are willing to give our very best to Him and have the faith that we know He will protect and provide for us? It’s one thing to give back our money, our time, or our abilities when everything is going good. What about when it’s not? Do we give just the same when bills are possibly piling up and money is getting tighter? Do we put the same amount of time in on the things of God when maybe OT at work is picking up? Or do we spend the same amount of time studying when everything around us seems to be going haywire and our “free” time becomes nonexistent? What happens when responsibilities of the world are beginning to wear us out physically? Do we still give the same effort to the things of God? Do we still have that same faith that God will get us through anything even when everything seems to be falling apart? Do we have a faith that pleases God?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson


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