Genesis 4:10-12: They call me the wanderer.

“10 The Lord said, ‘What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11 Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.’ ” NIV UK

 

One simple thought today: Augustine observed, our hearts are restless until they rest in you. He was, of course, speaking to God in this phrase. He had lived a bit, shall we say, but he had come to see that in his heart there was a ‘God-shaped hole’ that only God Himself could fill.

Ever since Cain, man has found himself to be a ‘’restless wanderer on the earth.’’ That’s what sin does. But when men begin to ‘’call on the name of the LORD’’ (26b), they find their solution.

PRAYER: Thank you that Jesus fully satisfies.