Trusting God’s judgment

In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. -Gen 4:3-5

Sproul comments:

No one can ever accuse God of being unfairly, unjustly, or arbitrarily angry. People get angry with others… At times they impute wrong motives… They don’t have all the facts they need… But if God is angry with us, there are no mitigating circumstances. We cannot say to God, “God if You only knew all of the facts, You wouldn’t be angry with me.” It was presumptuous of Cain to be angry when God did not respect his offering. Perhaps nothing proves more vividly the state of Cain’s heart than his reaction to God’s judgment. If we’re children of Christ and we stand before the judgment seat of God on the last day and God says to us, “You’re covered by the blood of my Son, and it’s a good thing, because you did this, this, this, this, this, and this,” we won’t say, “But, Lord, I did this in Your name, I did that in Your name. You really aren’t being fair.” However, there will be many who will respond in just that manner. Jesus is going to say to those people, “Please leave, I don’t know who you are.” A person who trusts God trusts not only His promises but His judgment [my emphasis]. Even in a prayer of contrition, such a person acknowledges that God would be absolutely justified to destroy him for his sin. -from “A Taste of Heaven,” p. 34-35

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