I read Genesis 4 and my meditation is on the theme “Jealousy destroys.”
“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 4,7
These were the words of The Lord to Cain who was angry because The Lord preferred the offering of his brother Abel. When jealousy enters into our hearts, we must try to get it out, rule over it by praying The Lord for His Help. Because when we let jealousy take hold, it causes sin. This was the case with Cain who killed his brother.
“The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.” Genesis 4,10
We must do everything to fight against jealousy because it destroys us and leads us away from God’s Plan for us.
“Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.” Genesis 4,11
God has A Perfect Plan for all His children, it is up to us to try to do His Will in order to enter into His Plan. In the case of Cain and Abel, Cain had not offered an offering that pleased God, unlike his brother Abel. So it is up to us to make some efforts to have an attitude and act in a way that please God, that go according to His Will. In that way, we won’t envy others because we will know that we are walking according to The Perfect Plan of God for us, The God Who works for the good of those who love Him.