Cain and Abel !
Cain and A'bel! Gen. 4 Abel was a keeper of sheep, while Cain was a tiller of the ground. These first generation, in the flesh, of God's children, were both pleasing and a dissapointment. Even before Cain slew Abel, he managed to run afoul of God's good graces, but when he murdered Abel, whom God favored, and lied about the murder. I can only imagine how wroth God was with him. God handeled Cain in patience, kindness, and love, even putting some kind of mark on him, to protect him from the wrath of his fellow mankind. Now let us advance forward in time, to the flood and beyond... To the time of Abraham, whom God said Joshua 24: 3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac. (If you don't believe in reincarnation, what can you make of " the other side of the flood", which happened many years before Abraham, and was said to destroy all flesh.??) Consider these simularities, in the coming generations... Cain kills Abel, thus depriving him of his birth-right....Abraham's wife, Sarah is barren until old age, when she gives birth to Isaac....Isaac's wife Rebecca is barren until old age and gives birth to twins, Jacob and Esau. Now God gets totally out of character, for God, that is, and " hates Esau, and "loves" Jacob, while they were yet both in Rebecca's womb, and not yet named, God tells Rebecca that they will be leaders of two nations. How can God be unfair, to conde...
Cain and Abel !