This is the story of Cain and Abel, the first and second sons of Adam and Eve.
While Cain was a farmer, Abel was a skilled shepherd who took care of the family’s animals.
One day, Cain and Abel made sacrifices to the Lord to worship and thank Him. Cain brought some of the produce from the land while Abel brought the first born of his sheep.
God showed favor upon Abel’s sacrifice because it was an offering that came from the best Abel had to give. This made Cain very angry and jealous.
Cain lured his brother, Abel into the fields and killed him with a rock. The Lord called to Cain asking what happened and after Cain lies about killing his brother, God punishes Cain.
While God’s harsh punishment on Cain was that he would no longer able to grow crops on his land, He did promise Cain that no one would kill him.
The story of Cain and Abel teaches us how jealousy, bitterness and anger can destroy us.