First in Line
by PamFord Davis
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COVID19 has multitudes lining up for free testing and free food.

My earliest line experiences go back to kindergarten and elementary school. I waited in line to board the school bus, to enter my classroom and to walk to the lunchroom. Teachers rewarded good behavior by placing a student at the front of the line.

Abel, first to die was first in the line to eternity.

“Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And 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. Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 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.’ Cain told Abel his brother. And 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?’ He said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground. Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand (Genesis 4:4-11 NASB).”

Abel, first in death's line; was a righteous man of faith.

“By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks (Hebrews 11:4 NASB).”


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