Today’s passage: 1 John 3:11-15
- In this passage, Cain is representative of unbelievers (The children of the devil) and Abel represents believers (The children of God).
- John 15:18-25
- Verse 15 does not imply that no believer could ever be guilty of the act of murder. The point in this context is that no Christian will be characterized as being hateful toward others.
Questions to consider:
- Why did Cain hate Abel? What did Cain want? What did Abel want? Why was Abel right and Cain wrong? (Genesis 4)
- What is the great dilemma for the Christian struggling with the fear of man when reading verse 13?
- What must be true of my view of my identity in Christ to remain content knowing that I will be hated by others?