Offering sacrifices to God

“Offer the sacrifice of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord”.

Source: The Sampson Independent

By Robert Oliver

One does not get far in reading the Bible from it’s beginning before he encounters man offering sacrifices to God. Cain and Abel, the first two people born on the face of the earth, each offered a sacrifice to God as is recorded in the fourth chapter of the book of Genesis. However, in this first example of sacrifices offered to God, we also have both sacrifices that are acceptable to God and those that are not acceptable for, “…the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering; But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect” (Gen. 4:4-5). We also learn from this first example of sacrifices offered to God, the cause of sacrifices not being acceptable to Him. God said that if it was not acceptable, “sin lieth at the door” (Gen. 4:7).

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