Insecurity: Cain and Abel
"Cain brought an offering to the Lord of the fruit of the ground. Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock ... the Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering; but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell" (Gen. 4:3-5).

"By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain ... and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks" (Heb. 11:4).

Insecurity makes you vulnerable to:
  1. The real you is designed to be IN HIS IMAGE.
    "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them" (Gen. 1:27).

  2. Finding the real you is DYNAMIC.
    "If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it" (Gen. 4:7).

  3. Your SECURITY will be TESTED by how you live in relation to others.
    "It came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, 'Where is Abel your brother?' And he said, 'I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?'" (Gen. 4:8-9).

  4. MAINTAIN THE SENSORS of your heart and correct early.
    "Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. Then the Lord said to Cain, 'Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?'" (Gen. 4:5-6).