This is a sermon I preached at St Aldhelm’s Doulting, looking at Genesis 4.
One of the consequences of sin is the need for justice, to stand up for what is right and to correct what is wrong. When Cain’s offering is rejected, his reaction is to take out the competition – he kills his brother, Abel. But God’s justice is not administered through anger; what we see is justice tempered with grace. The punishment is still due, but God promises to protect Cain, because he still loves him.
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