In this passage, we see Cain and his younger brother, Abel, giving their offering to God. They knew that they were giving an offering to the Almighty God who created everything, and that giving an offering meant honoring Him and thanking Him for His blessing. Since Cain worked the ground, he brought the fruit of the ground as an offering. On the other hand, Abel, a keeper of sheep, brought the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. We see from this passage that God was pleased with Abel’s offering, but displeased with Cain’s. Today, we will learn two things about giving to God and how we can apply them to our lives.
• Make a list of things the Lord has provided for you in this season or this year. Pray that you will always have an attitude of thanksgiving as you acknowledge His blessings and give in faith.
• Take some time to reflect on why and how you give. Do you think you’re giving out of a sense of duty or devotion to God? How will you give in a way that honors God?
• How can you strengthen the faith of others around you so that they will also trust God to provide for them? Think of one person, couple, or family you can encourage this week.