Adam and Eve had two sons. Their names were Cain and Abel. Cain was a
gardener and Abel took care of sheep. One day, Cain gave God a piece of
fruit for a present. Abel gave God a present too, he chose the very best
of his sheep as his gift, because he loved the Lord so much. God was very
happy with Abel's present, but He wasn't very pleased with Cain's gift.
This made Cain very angry, so he killed his brother Abel out in the field
when nobody was looking.
God knew what happened, because God knows everything, and He asked
Cain, Where is Abel? Cain was very sassy to God and said, I don't know, do
I look like my brothers keeper? God didn't like that.
God said to Cain, I know you killed Abel, and now, to pay for what
you've done, whenever you plant something, it won't grow. You will not
have a home and you will run from place to place on the earth and hide
your face from me. Cain begged God, Please don't punish me so hard, it's
more than I can take. Anyone that finds me will want to kill me.
So God put a mark on Cain to protect him from being
killed. Adam and Eve had another son after that, and called his name
The Cain and Abel children character was
introduced in the first book in the Bible which is called ... Genesis. The Abel
can be found by clicking on this link: (Genesis 4:1-11)
The Cain and Abel children story has a very
important lesson about jealousy. The Cain and Abel children story teaches us
that God wants us to give Him love from our heart.