The Expectation of Justification
5:1 1 Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have 2 peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
4:4 But Abel brought 1 some of the firstborn of his flock – even the fattest 2 of them. And the Lord was pleased with 3 Abel and his offering, 4:5 but with Cain and his offering he was not pleased. 4 So Cain became very angry, 5 and his expression was downcast. 6
4:6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? 4:7 Is it not true 7 that if you do what is right, you will be fine? 8 But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching 9 at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must subdue it.” 10
4:8 Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” 11 While they were in the field, Cain attacked 12 his brother 13 Abel and killed him.