Genesis 4:13-15 ESV
“Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
Then the Lord said to him, “Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him.”
Cain killed His brother, and his complaints were:
(1) God has punished me where I can’t provide for myself the way I know best.
(2) He believed he would never see God again and God would never see him. (Not true, AT ALL)
(3) I’m going to be alone and never have a home of my own.. (Not true)
(4) Somebody’s going kill me for what I’ve done. (Not true)
Another interesting thing about this passage is, God put a mark on Cain so no one would kill him. No one knows what the mark was although many have speculated. All the speculations that I have read from many scholars seem bogus. I think Cain had something supernatural that followed him that kept anyone from killing him.
What can we take from this conversation with God.
(1) God was still speaking to Cain, that’s love.
(2) God allowed Cain to live on and still have a life even though Cain took his brothers life from him..
(3) Cain did the crime but he didn’t want to do the time.
(4) God protected Cain wherever he went even though his sin was epic.
We were not always righteous, not always in God’s perfect will, yet He gave us everything including His own Son.
Father, I was no better than Cain when you sought me out to bring me back to You. Thank You for Your love and forgiveness. Thank you for always being with me, when I’m right and when I’m wrong.