Why had Cain killed Abel? was the reason behind this the difference between their sacrifice? and how God reacted for this bloody crime?
(Now Adam knew Eve his wife. and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I Have acquired a man from the Lord.”)(Genesis4:1)
Hence, Eve felt that her son is a gift from God, so, she called him the Acquired. The secret behind her joy is that she thought that he might be the Awaited savior.
(Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel.)(Genesis4:2)
He is the big brother is, a symbol for the city of people while , Abel to the city Of the God.
Meaning, all of us are human-beings begin our lives in sins, some of us Complete their lives in the city of God, others do not.
Some of us are Abel while others are His big brother.
(And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of The fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his Flock and of their fat.)(Genesis4:3-4)
(And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but, He did not respect Cain and his offering.)(Genesis4:4-5)
So, it is mostly thoughtful that God accepted Abel’s sacrifice while, did not Accept his big brother ‘s offering.
That’s for two main reasons, the first is that Abel offered his firstborn while, His Big brother did not. Secondly, is that the sacrifice of Abel were bloody a symbol For Jesus Christ, while his big brother’s was not.
(And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.)(Genesis4:5)
Hence, sin makes any one worried as a fair result of its inducement.
(If you do well, will you not be accepted? and if you do not do well, sin lies at the Door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.)(Genesis4:7)
I guess that God always encourages us when we make errors to redeem us The right way back.
Here, please, observe my dear reader that God ensures us that we can rule over our sins.
The Act of Murdering
(And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel His brother and killed him.) (Genesis4:8)
So, Cain insisted in his wrong doing and completed his crime and did not pay Attention to God’s voice.
(Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”)(Genesis4:9)
Always, God gives us a second chance, knocking our doors, trying to get us Back from the wrong way.
(He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”(Genesis4:9)
Again, Cain trying to dodge God, not admitting his crime, and insisting in Completing his sin.
(The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.)(Genesis4:10)
So, Cain thought that the earth could swallow his murder crime with the body Of his brother within it, but did not Realize that it could not swallow the Voice Of his oppressed soul!
The voice of the oppressed is a witness or a martyr for the right.
Also, Cain did not disregard for the voice of his brother only, But also that of God!
(And the Lord said to him, “Therefore, who ever kills Cain, vengeance shall Be Taken on him sevenfold. “And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest any one Finding Him should kill him.)(Genesis4:15)
Eventually, even after we do lots of sins, still we can find the compassionate Hand of God patting on our back trying to feel us with the great love and protection of Him.
Tawfik, S. (2022). Cain’s bloody crime. www.orthodox-beliefs.com
Source is THE HOLY BIBLE NKJV. Arabic New Van Dyck text C. The Bible Society of Egypt. Fifth Edition Third print2019.ISBN 978-1-84364-188-9. Printed in China.
Reference: Genesis Book for Egyptian priest Father Tadros Jakob Multi.