putting shepherds out of business

In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering. Genesis 4:3-4

Adam and Eve had two sons, and one of them was a shepherd named Abel. He decided to do what God asked him to do and to do it the way God asked him to.

God was pleased, and his brother Cain was not. In fact, Cain was so upset he later killed his brother. But Abel had already shown us the way. God said something would have to die so we could live. A sacrifice had to be made. For the next 4000 years shepherds took care of sheep so lambs could be killed.

But Jesus was the Lamb of God. He was born so he could die and put the temple shepherds out of
business. And to put us back in business with God.

God was pleased with Jesus, finally and forever. He was the perfect Lamb.

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For Advent, the fourth Monday.

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About wally metts

Wally Metts is the daysman. He is director of graduate studies in communication at Spring Arbor University and is a pastor at Countryside Bible Church in Jonesville, MI. The father of four adult children, he and his wife Katie raise barn cats and Christmas trees in Michigan. His grandchildren call him Santa.

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