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Tuesday; July 2

When we think about the world in which we live, we may be convinced that we are surrounded by violence, but the truth is that violence has always been an issue.In fact, the first family on the earth had to deal with murder.Many of us are familiar with the story of Cain killing Abel because God valued Abel’s sacrifice more than He did Cain’s.The story of the first murder is found in Genesis 4, but there is an interesting exchange between God and Cain prior to the killing.In warning Cain God observes, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” (Genesis 4:6-7).Cain didn’t heed the warning and he killed his brother. As I got to thinking about this interaction I was intrigued by the question God asked Cain – why are you angry?I don’t think that God was looking for Cain to justify his actions as much as He was warnin…