ASV notes on Genesis 4:10-15 and questions

The love of God

Lawless times

Cain killed Abel and later in the Law of Moses, it says blood for blood, the law condemned Cain to be executed, but at the time of Cain, the law did not exist, and where there is no law God does not hold our sin against us, in the beginning, there were lawless times. God did not want to punish man for what the sin made them do.

The love of God

God did not punish Cain, however the curse came automatically, and Cain became an outlaw when he arrived at places people just chased him to continue and he was in danger of losing his life too. Cain and God still talked to each other and Cain complained that the punishment was too much for him to bear. Cain had just killed his brother, he was a murderer, but God did listen to him, helped, and protected him. The curse happened, but God still loved Cain.

He payed the prize

You can do terrible things, you can steel, you can cheat and even kill, however if you go to Jesus and ask for forgiveness God will forgive you and through Jesus God will help you. However, this world will not forgive; they will sentence you and put you in prison. Jesus however is in the prison too and ready to help you. Jesus died for our sins, not just for the wrong things we do, but He died for the sin in us.

From their sins

God explained the name of Jesus to Joseph the husband of Mary and sent an angel for that purpose. let us look at Matthew 1:20-21. ““But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, descendant of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus for He will save His people from their sins.””

ASV short mark on Matthew 1:20-21

The key

The sin is in us, in our heart, we are sinners, but being born again, we are sinners saved by grace. The question is, do we understand this. What are we to be saved from? The angel said, “For He will save His people from their sins.” Jesus did save us from our own sins, meaning that our sins is the prison we are in, and to save us from that prison Jesus died on the Cross. Jesus gives us power so we can stop sinning. In the sin-prison, there is nothing but sorrow and death, Jesus is the key to that prison gate. 

Questions

  1. What sin did Jesus die for?
  2. What are the conditions to be convicted?
  3. What is the meaning of the name Jesus?

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