Acts of terror continue to occur in the world. It is tragic! But there is one danger we all have to watch out for and it has been around for a very long time. Beware! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 4:7 (ESV)If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.”
Here “for the first time is spoken that terrible word ‘sin,’ which henceforth sounds its ominous note all through the Bible.” [Clarence Edward Macartney, The Man Who Forgot, (New York: Abingdon Press, 1956), p. 76]
“The Hebrew word used here connotes an animal that is coiled low, perhaps off in the shadows, ready to spring, rend, and kill. God does not simply say, ‘Sin will get you into trouble, Cain.’ That would have been an abstraction. By likening sin to a dangerous, predatory animal, God is not only gripping the heart but also conveying a great deal of information about sin ― much more than a mere proposition could do. God is saying, for example, that if Cain sins, he own sin will eventually consume him. Sin it the suicidal action of the human soul against itself. The image also implies that sin isn’t simply a passing action…. These things control you, and you start to lose control of yourself. You’re surrendering to something that wants to kill you.” [Timothy Keller, Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism, (New York: Viking, 2015), p. 172-173]