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What Can We Learn from Cain and Abel?


Cain and Abel were sons of Adam and Eve. Cain worked as a farmer while Abel worked as a shepherd. One day, both of them make an offering to God. Cain offered some of the crops of his field while Abel made an offering from among the firstborns of his flock. God was pleased with Abel’s offering but he was not pleased with Cain’s offering. This is because Abel put God first by offering the firstborns of his flock. Abel was obedient to God and put him first. 

Cain was jealous when God favored Abel’s offering instead of his offering so he had grudge inside in him. One day, while they were in the field, Cain rose up to attack Abel and killed him. When God asked Cain where is Abel, he tried to pretend that he didn’t know anything. However, God revealed that Abel’s blood cried out to him. 
Abel was murdered for obeying God’s commandments. If we follow God’s commandments, there will always be people who oppose us but we must stand firm in our faith. We must be faithful and not easily let go of God because of troubles that will affect us.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. (John 15:18 KJV)
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44 KJV)
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (2 Timothy 3:12 KJV)
And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. (1 Peter 3:13-17 KJV)
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. (1 Peter 4:12-14 KJV)
But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. (Philippians 1:12-14 KJV)
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. (Luke 6:22 KJV)
It is also good to give the first fruits of your income to God. The first fruit is the whole of your first salary. God promise to bless us when we give our first fruits, first salary to him.  
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9-10 KJV)
And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the Lord. (Nehemiah 10:35 KJV)
And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house. (Ezekiel 44:30 KJV)

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