I do not know

by | Apr 20, 2018

I do not know

“Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”

He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” Genesis 4:9 

Sometimes you hear the expression I Don’t know used when you ask people some questions you expect them to know.

Cain in his answer back to God suggests that God should have figured out what happened and should not ask him. His response was self-denial of the truth he knew but refused to acknowledge. 

In what areas of your life are you living in deception and self-denial?

Cain was enraged with Jealousy, which he allowed to overwhelm him, and pushed him to murder his brother Abel.

You may not be killing a physical Abel but how many good and great ideas of other people have you shot down because you did not get it so nobody else can get it?

You may also be in the position to recommend or promote others, but you internally have disdain, and your response is I don’t know?

Have a kingdom mindset to love and enhance God’s purpose in the lives of other people you may be privileged to come across. Don’t say I do not know.

Encourage that person in his or area or gifting. Your lifting up that person will undoubtedly pave the way for your enlargement and ultimate fulfillment.

In 1Kings 21 we also see Ahab who was so absorbed and overtaken by his wrongful desire for Naboth’s vineyard that he eventually got him killed through the plot hatched by his wife, Jezebel.

“Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.” 1 John 3:12


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