|Genesis 4:3-5 |
3 And in process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.
4 And Abel brought some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat. And the LORD had respect for Abel and his offering,
5 But he did not have respect for Cain and his offering. So Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.1
1 Cain was very angry. John said, Anyone who hates his brother has committed murder in his heart. 1 John 3:15. Whoever does not forgive, will not be forgiven. We must love our brothers, not like Cain, who was of the wicked one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's were righteous. Do not marvel, my brothers, if the world hates you. 1 John 2:12-13. Indeed, all who are determined to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 2 Tim 3:12. Just as he who was born after the flesh persecuted him who was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Gal 4:29.