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God created man in His image but the Fall marred and broke that image and, in turn, we are sinful, born dead. We live out the Fall in our every day lives, sinning and being sinned against by others. Cain killed his own brother Abel because of his wicked heart and God eventually destroyed all but Noah and his family because of the wickedness of men. But there's a greater story here. Jesus's blood was shed for us, by us, and it cries, not for vindication like Abel's blood, but it cries freedom and pardon from sin as Jesus is our advocate before God. Jesus is the better Abel, the better Noah, the better Ark, the better covenant.
Have you ever had God reject your offering? I know we don’t bring sheaves of wheat and live animals to sacrifice, but have you ever pulled out all the stops and done your darndest to do what you think God wants you to do only to have God just hand it back to you without an explanation?
With the entrance of sin into the world how quickly society moves from civilization to savagery. In this ever darkening world of sin God's mercy shines as a beacon of hope.