Rising up early

By Dave Henning / October 17, 2014

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry?  Why is your face downcast?  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?  But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”- Genesis 4:6-7

Kyle Idleman continues his discussion of alarms with four Scriptural examples of how God is rising up early to sound the alarm.  The first two Scriptural examples are presented today.

1.  His Word at just the right time.  In Genesis 4, the Lord noticed Cain’s jealousy  and anger toward his brother Abel.  Cain was angry because the Lord had accepted Abel’s offering, but rejected Cain’s.  God mercifully chose to sound the alarm.  When the Father questioned Cain, He was telling him it wasn’t too late, that he still had time to do the right thing.  Then God issued a second alarm, which Cain also ignored.  Pastor Idleman concludes that part of “the supernatural power of God’s Word is that it often intersects with our lives when we are most desperate for the truth.”

2.  The words of someone in your life.  Proverbs 27:6 says “Wounds from a friend can be trusted.”  Pastor Idleman adds that, in emergency life situations, a friend speaking truth in our lives is exactly what we need, but seldom what we want.  It may be the only way we’ll wake up.

Today’s question: At this juncture of your desert, transformational journey, what truth are you most desperate to  hear?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Open our eyes”

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