Sin is Crouching, but You Must Rule Over It
Dr. Tony Chute, Lead Pastor
Overview: When Cain’s offering fell short of God’s requirements, the Lord admonished him to recognize the danger that was lurking and called on him to address the situation accordingly. The fact that sin was crouching at his door is evident by Cain’s heart drifting from the Lord and by his resentment toward his brother. Cain’s refusal to deal with his sin led to the commission of more deliberate sins and resulted in a life defined by worldliness rather than godliness. Since believers are warned not to be like Cain, we should readily accept the Lord’s admonition to rule over sin in our lives. We can do this in part by cultivating a heart for God, keeping a short account of our sins, seeking God’s grace after we have sinned, and living intentionally for the world to come. Such a lifestyle is not reserved for the spiritually elite; rather, it is possible for every Christian who seeks to overcome sin through the power of God.