The land of Nod is mentioned only once in the entire Bible and it is the land, east of Eden, where Cain, the man who committed fratricide went to dwell after he had murdered his brother, Abel. Interestingly, the Holy Bible records that Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod. Nod in Hebrew means “wanderer, exile or fugitive” and the land of Nod would mean the land of the wanderer, which is what Cain was, going away from the presence of the Lord.
Points to ponder:
Though Cain was punished to be a wanderer and fugitive, he was not driven from the presence of the Lord. Instead of repenting for his sin of murder, Cain willfully chose to continue his going away from the Lord and he went to the land of wandering. Jesus said, come unto me and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28), which means those who choose to willfully go away from Jesus will find no rest and instead find themselves as a wanderer in exile. If you have been willfully choosing to ignore the ‘restful’ gospel of Jesus Christ, please do so no longer for if you willfully choose to go away from the Lord, you will find yourself in the land of Nod. Are you in the land of Nod? Repent and return to Eden!
Genesis 4:16 (KJV)
16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Matthew 11:28 (KJV)
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.