Genesis 4:7New International Version (NIV)

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.”

Cain did not listen to the Lord. I find it interesting that Cain is actually hearing from God himself, yet he does not listen.

We often get caught up in the same thing. We will hear something the Holy Spirit is saying to us. We will read something in the Bible, and it speaks to our heart. We may hear from another person who is speaking godly wisdom, but we choose not to listen. The web of sin entangles us.

There is another part of this verse where God tried to empower Cain, and I think it needs another look. God told Cain to subdue his sin and be its master. There is power here, men.

When sin entices us, this comes from our heart. We have been given power from God which is for us today. The power of the Holy Spirit helps us to master our sin. Did you get that?

So, when the enemy who crouches at our door and tries to entice us, you can master that enticement. Grab that sin by the throat and say, “No!” Get the thought away. Click off that website. Do not tear someone down. Allow the Holy Spirit to help you be the master over sin.

Strength and Courage