Cain and Abel Bible Story
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Cain and Abel Bible Story
The Cain and Abel Bible story is a very short story but possesses
many lessons within. The Cain and Abel Bible story reveals truth of
jealousy, sacrifice and death. Let us begin the Cain and Abel Bible
The first two sons that were born to Adam and Eve were named Cain and
Abel. Cain was a gardener and Abel was a shepherd tending the sheep.
At that time, they would bring sacrifices to God to show their love
for Him. One time, Cain gave God a gift, or a sacrifice, of the fruit
he grew. Abel gave God one of the very best of his flock. God was
very happy with Abel's gift, but he wasn't very pleased with Cain's
You may say to yourself, why did God like Abel's gift more than
Cain's? It probably didn't mean anything one way or another to Cain
that he gave up some fruit for God. But can you imagine Abel having a
favorite little lamb and choosing to sacrifice it because he loved
God more? Abel must have loved that little lamb a lot for God to be
so delighted with the gift. All of this made Cain very jealous, so
one day out in the field, he killed his brother Abel.
It would be like it being your birthday and you have two sons. One
brought you a gift with every penny of his allowance to show you his
love and the other gave you an avocado out of the fridge that you
bought. Though you love them both, you would be more pleased with the
son that sacrificed his own to give it to you.
Now, God could hear the blood of Abel crying out from the earth, and
knew what had happened so He asked Cain, Where is your brother Abel?
And Cain sassed God back, lying and saying, I don't know by saying
"Am I my brother's keeper?"
This angered the Lord and He said to Cain, I know you killed Abel. To
punish you for what you've done, I will cause anything you plant not
to grow. You will be a drifter, and run from place to place because
you will not have a home and you will hide your face from me.
Cain begged God not to punish him so harshly. He pleaded that anyone
who found him would try and kill him. So God put a mark on Cain to
protect him from being killed, and said that anyone who tried to kill
Cain would be punished seven times as much.
Having no children to carry on the bloodline, they had another son
named Seth which carried on the bloodline ...
How often do we find ourselves being selfish with our sacrifices to
God? That's right we are to give sacrifices to God. Not out of
obligation but out of Love. He has said He does not want us to go out
and slaughter an animal that is already His, just because Abel did.
What Abel did he did from his heart. What God wants is for us to
sacrifice our time and to Love one another willingly. Not much to ask
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare