An Excellent Sacrifice

If you hire someone to work on your house, are you pleased if he does a shoddy job, or do you want the best work that craftsman can render? We choose the latter! Why then should we be content with shoddy sacrifices for the Lord? Of Abel, the Bible says, “By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks” (Hebrews 11:4).
Abel offered the best he could to the Lord, but Cain contented himself with a sacrifice less than what he was capable of rendering. Therefore, God testified of Abel that he was righteous, and although his brother killed him, the sacrifice of Abel still speaks, still has effectiveness, for here we are today thinking about it!

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