Cain and Abel story very common for some people. Have you heard the name Cain before? Do you know anything about him? He was the first child born to the world. Adam and Eve are his father and mother.
When Cain was born, his parents were happy that God had given them a healthy son. They loved him very much and took good care of him.
He was not the only child born to his parents. Not very long after his birth, God gave them another son. They name him Abel. Cain and Abel story begun from here.
After some years, when Abel grew older, both used to spend the days together playing games and having fun. Sometimes both would go with their father to the filed and help him with his tiring work.
Every evening their father and mother used to tell them about God, the creator, His beautiful creation, and the lost Garden of Eden.
That paradise must have been wonderful beyond description : the trees were beautiful, the flowers were colourful, the water was clear and plentiful, and all the different animals lived together peacefully.
But the most wonderful things of all was that God would often visit Adam and Eve in paradise and talk with them face to face.
God has ordered their Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil. But they disobeyed God, He drove them out of the garden and positioned an angel with gleaming sword at the entrance, to keep them from ever coming in again.
So, because of their disobedience to God, they had to work hard and long just to have enough to live.
Abel and Cain were born several years after their parents had been driven from paradise. After they had grown up into healthy young men, they too had to work hard like their father.
Cain choose to become a farmer, because working in the field is what he liked doing best. He enjoyed watching the wheat as it developed into golden stalks that were heavy with grain, ready for harvest. Pride filled in his heart as he noticed his achievement in everything he did. He imagined has his success in farming was a result of his own experience and knowledge.
Abel chose to become a shepherd. Every morning, he used to go out with his sheep to the wilderness, to find green pasture for them. His sheep followed him wherever he went. They provided him with milk to drink and warm wool for clothing.
Abel loved taking care of sheep, and after a short while, he had quite a large herd. As Abel and Cain grew older, the differences between them became more clear. Abel loved and served God with all his heart and thanked Him many blessings.
In order to show his gratefulness to God, Abel built an alter with stones. He placed dry wood upon it, so that he could start a fire. He chose the best sheep from among his herd – one with no flaw – and offered it to God on the alter he had built.
Abel was filled with joy when God accepted his gift. Cain also brought offerings to God, but he did not understand why he should thank God. Did he not grow the wheat himself? Did he not work hard to reap a big harvest?
He did not want his brother Abel to have a better relationship with God than Cain. So Cain gathered the best of his harvest and offered it to God on an alter he had built. But God saw that Cain did not really love Him with all his heart, so He did not accept his offering. Cain became angry and began to hate his brother.
Cain was very envious of his brother, because he thought God loved Abel more than him. But God warned him and said, “Cain, why are you so angry? It is wrong for you to be angry. Love me with all your heart and you will become as happy as your brother! Overcome the evil in your heart and be obedient to my Spirit!”
But Cain did not listen to the Lord’s rebuke: he continued hating his brother. One day, he said to Abel, “come on, let’s go out to the field.”
When both were alone, Cain started a fight with Abel. Then he hit Abel so hard that he fell to the ground and was dead! What Cain had done was terrible! His brother was dead, lying on the ground, covered with blood.
He was very afraid and quickly ran away. His fear grew worse and his conscience convicted him. He hoped that God had not seen his horrible deed. But God did see. He sees everything that happens on the earth.
All of a sudden, Cain heard the voice of the Lord calling him: “where is Abel, your brother?” He tried to hide what he had done saying: “ I don’t know where my brother Abel is. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
But God answered: “what have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are cursed and are driven from the land. When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crop to you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”
That is exactly what happened. He ended up running away and roamed the earth without peace for the rest of my life.
What a shame it is that many people have made the same mistake as Cain. They strive with and despise one another. They do not find peace in their lives but continue hating, fighting and killing.
Neither Abel nor Cain returned home that night. How worried their parents must have been. Cain heard later that God blessed their parents with other sons, and daughters too. The oldest of their child looked like Abel. His name was Seth, and he loved God with all his heart.
We learned something from the Cain and Abel Story. All who choose to live far from God in a spirit of independence do not have peace. But whoever chooses to obey God and love Him with all their heart will experience His Peace and blessings.
Hope everyone enjoyed reading Cain and Abel story.
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