The First Narcissist

23 Lamech said to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah, listen to me;
wives of Lamech, hear my words.
I have killed a man for wounding me,
a young man for injuring me.
24 If Cain is avenged seven times,
then Lamech seventy-seven times.” Genesis 4:23-24

Lamech would be considered the first narcissist in recorded history. He brags about killing a man. There was a reason God put a mark on Cain, but Lamech believes he’s worse than Cain. Either that or he just wanted to be treated differently.

You cannot get ahead in life by boasting about egregious sin. You see the conceit in parades and with Hollywood starlets. They think their sin will go unpunished because they don’t believe they’ll ever be called to account. Those who have gone before them know the truth. They too will soon know the truth firsthand.

So, while it looks like the “good guys” have their backs up against the wall, not to worry. The Lord sees it all. They won’t be smiling and boasting on the day of judgment. They want a world without God, they’ll soon get it, but it won’t be to their liking in the least.

Cheer up, Brothers and Sisters, your redemption draws nigh.

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