There are only two kinds of religions in the world: The religion of God, which is a religion of faith and grace–and all the false religions which are religions of self-works, self-righteousness and self-salvation!
Cain was the first false religionist. He decided he would sacrifice whatever he wanted instead of what God had asked. He would set his own standards and that would be his religion. But Cain’s sacrifice, the fruits of his own labors, his own righteousness, was rejected of God and displeased God.–And Cain rose up and killed his own brother in a jealous, envious rage because his brother’s sacrifice was accepted–so simple, so humble, but so obedient.
And still today, there are many people who try to worship God and be religious and be holy and have some form of religious worship, but it’s not what God has asked for. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can be a sacrifice and satisfy His commandments.–And only trusting Jesus for Salvation can save us!
“My hope is built on nothing less,
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness!
On Christ the solid Rock I stand.
All other ground is sinking sand!”
(March 16 [#076])