Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, (Colossians 1:11-13 New International Version)
Why is Cain’s offering rejected by God? This question has been the subject of speculation for thousands of years. However, to me the answer is obvious.
It was not because one offering was of meat and the other of grain. It is biblically stated that such offering are of equal value. The message goes far further than the physical interpretations presented within the pages of the Bible.
You see, it is in the gesture itself. Able gave his offering freely and out of the greatest Love of heart. Yet, Cain gave his offer with regret and resentment. Able gave the best of what he had, All that He was, but Cain gave only what he did not really want. He gave the least of his treasures. This was an empty gesture.
“It is not how much you do but how much love you put into doing it that matters.” — Mother Theresa
“First you take to sin. Then the sin takes to sin. Finally the sin takes you.” (Ron Ash)