Daily Devotional

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Provision for the Sinful

And the Lord God made garments of skins for the man and for his wife, and clothed them. . . . And the Lord put a mark on Cain, so that no one who came upon him would kill him.  Genesis 3:21, 4:15b

Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, and Cain was forced to restlessly wander the earth because he killed his brother Abel. All three did something terribly displeasing to God, and yet, even in punishment, God made provision for each of them. God made clothes for Adam and Eve, and God put a mark on Cain to ensure his safety. This is testimony that God will not abandon even the most egregious of sinners. Even when God punishes, God continues to provide.

Why does God provide for those who turn against God’s wishes?

 Lord, you are so good to us . . . You are even good to us when we are bad to you. Grace upon grace, you offer us. In your name, I pray. AMEN.