The punishment of living without repentance is not death, it’s not a beating—often it is simply seeing the pain that was caused and losing the ability to walk with God. Many who have walked with God have selfishly struck out on their own either because God did not act how they wanted him to or just not as quickly as they wanted him to. Then, when the sin bears out and the damage is done, the greatest pain is bearing under the weight of the irreversible result. God could have killed Cain, but rather than that, he simply made him live with his choice.
When we fail God, we need to repent and turn. Like David and Samson, when we repent, God forgives and restores. He may not remove the consequence, but he will restore fellowship and walk with his kids through the mess they make. I John 1:9 says—if we confess our sin, God is faithful and just to forgive our sin and cleanse us of the unrighteousness. We all sin. We simply need to be humble and submit. God has always and will always support us in that. Help me Lord, to follow closely and remain faithful!
God Bless You
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. ” 13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over. ” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden.