Gen 4:6-7: So the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”
Cain wanted to serve God, bring offerings but his way. God rejected this, and blessed Abel, Cain’s brother instead.
Cain sulked. He threw a tantrum when he couldn’t get his way. He lost his good attitude to envy and rejection. We must be able to take correction and make changes. People get sour when others get what they want. We need to be happy for others when they are blessed.
Sin sits at the door in to our life. If we overcome our bad attitude, stop complaining and being angry, then sin has no power. We need to invite the Holy Spirit through the door.
Unconditional acceptance??? – I don’t think so! God accepts our offerings when they are in line with His commandments. To ‘do well’, was to bring the offering God commanded. Cain failed to swallow his pride, make corrections, be teachable and DO THE RIGHT THING. Thus, he became a murderer. He assassinates his brother who is active in the field.
Let’s not walk in the way of Cain, but in the way of Abel obedient and blessed!