Bitter Spirits

Why was Abel killed?

Did a fierce argument cause the first murder? Was it a fight over land, gold, or a love triangle? No, it wasn’t any of those. He was attacked simply for doing the right thing. In Hebrews, he’s remembered this way:

“By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous…” – Hebrews 11:4 NKJV

He wasn’t perfect but was called righteous because he practiced “right-ness”. He became the victim of rage; not because he had wronged Cain, but because he was accepted by God.

Today, there may be those in your path who are angry with God, but their anger is directed at you instead. God’s not unaware. Like it was with Abel, our first priority is to be faithful and practice “right-ness”. At the end of the day, we’re each responsible for our own actions and will give an account for them. So today, may we prayerfully disregard the bitter spirits of others and offer “a more excellent sacrifice”.

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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