Today’s Scripture is about a cold, calculated murder within the first family. God takes strong action in response to Cain’s murder of his brother, banishing him from the land. However, God does not take his life, but instead places a mark upon him to protect his life.
Would you call God “soft on crime” or a “law and order” God? How does God’s action toward Cain fulfill justice? How do you feel about God’s actions toward Cain first in banishing him and then in protecting him?