Genesis 4:1-The Birth of Cain

And the man knew his Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said: “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD”.

In this verse, we know that Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden because of disobedience. God still provided for them clothes before He cast them out. After a while, Adam and Eve did the deed and Cain was born. The Bible does not speak of what kind of child Cain was, but after Abel was born, we know that he was jealous of his brother and the relationship he had with God. Cain was upset because God did not accept his gifts, but accepted Abel’s gifts when he presented them to God.

Yes, Cain was wroth and rose up against his brother and killed him.

Jealousy has brought nothing but hate, death, and division among people. What is the point of being jealous of someone? What does anyone profit from being jealous?

Can we imagine how Adam and Eve felt when their son killed his brother? Can we imagine what they must have asked him? Can we imagine the loss they must have felt because of what had happened? Any woman can have many sons and daughters, but the one lost cannot ever be replaced. There will always be a void in that mother’s heart for her lost child. Able didn’t get to live a full life because of what his brother did to him, but Cain did although he went and lived in the land of Nod, where he built a city and fathered a line of descendants beginning with Enoch.

God cursed Cain for what he did to his brother and put a mark on his forehead. God then provided a place for Cain to live in the land of Nod. Cain was a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth. The ground would not produce for him. No one could touch Cain to slay him, and if they did, vengeance would be taken on them sevenfold.

We may not exactly know who his wife was, but we do know that he had a son with his wife and named him Enoch. Some say that he married his sister, niece, or one of the grandchildren of Adam and Eve because there were more children born after Cain killed Able.

This is why there should not be division among families. We are supposed to love our family no matter what. It doesn’t matter if one is doing better than the other. We are to be proud of them and lift them up. We are to encourage them, not be jealous of them. Had not ain been jealous of his brother, I believe that they could have gotten along and helped each other. We will never know though, but murder is wrong in every sense of the word. Thou shalt not kill is one of the Ten Commandments, but it happens every day. No one has the right to take another person’s life. Everyone has a right to live their lives as long as God lets them live. Only God has the right to give and take life. He is the creator of all living things. He is the creator of all life, and no one has the right to take it.

When I think about the lives that have been taken for no reason, it breaks my heart. That is a life lost. When life is gone, there is no coming back from that unless God allows it if it isn’t time for that person to go. We do not have a say in the matter one way or the other. We can ask God to spare that life, but if it is not meant to be, it will not be, but if it is meant to be, it will be. Life is a precious gift that God has given us to enjoy. No, every day will not be great, there will be rain sometimes, but we can still love one another, respect one another, and help one another; not rise up against anyone to take a life.

Adam and Eve knew where their help came from. They knew that their help came from the LORD. They knew that God blessed them to have Cain even after the fact of their disobedience. The fact is this: God helps us, and provides for us just as He provided for Adam and Eve even after they disobeyed Him. Even in our disobedience, God will still provide for us. He will still be there for us.

With that being said, I hope you will remember where your help comes from.

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