who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
They had gone passed the places of making uncomfortable situations (which are sometimes even accepted as God's will) bearable. What they had in them painted a different picture and it was a default setting for them to respond that way.
In other words we die that we may live.
Newness that is not subject to our degree of carefulness rather a newness that makes and keeps the recipient new. Just like the righteousness of God!!
Our qualifications often don't stray far from the words of Jesus, 'As far as possibilities go, everything is possible for the person who believes'.
AMG will not be impressed: for they were not intending to make a portrait when they made it, their art is different. It's in pushing it to maximums that makes the guys at AMG proud. And so it is with God.
Offering the right sacrifice didn't necessarily make Abel the better of the two. It takes more than doing the right things, one too must carry the right mind.