Genesis 4:17-6:8 – God’s Grief Towards Sin and Affections Towards the Righteous

“The dealings of the Lord in his own case, cause the grateful singer to remember the usual rule of God’s moral government; he is just in his dealings with the sons of men, and metes out to each man according to his measure. “With the merciful you will show yourself merciful; with an upright man you will show yourself upright.” Every man shall have his meat weighed in his own scales, his corn meted in his own bushel, and his land measured with his own rod. No rule can be more fair, to ungodly men more terrible, or to the generous man more honourable. How would men throw away their light weights, and break their short yards, if they could but believe that they themselves are sure to be in the end the losers by their foolish tricks!”
Charles Spurgeon

Psalm 18:25-26
To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
to the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Read Genesis 4:17-6:8.

In Cain’s lineage we see the devastation of sin and in Seth’s lineage we see hope and righteousness. The testimony in 6:5-8 is that God’s heart is grieved over sinfulness but his affections are set on the righteous. So how does this passage encourage you to worship and obey our great God? How does God’s gracious towards to the righteous encourage you to pursue him? And how does his justice toward the wicked encourage you to kill your own sin, but also to share with those who have yet to repent?

Posted on: October 8, 2015 - 10:00PM

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