Cain and Abel had the same parents. We can say they had equal opportunities. This verse explains the difference between the two:
“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.” Genesis 4.7
Certainly, Abel did what was right. He lived in discipline and had faith to please God. In the verse above, God Himself, seeing as Cain was not well, sought to show him that his problem was within himself. Who knows, maybe he thought he was doing everything right, yet God was not pleased.
How many religious people suffer with the same problem? They go to church and think that they’re fulfilling their obligations, striving to present themselves blameless. But the problem is within, where only God can see, where there is no deceit, where God knows perfectly.
It was useless for God to speak to Cain. How many times does a person hear the Word and acknowledge that God was using the pastor to speak to him, yet he leaves Church and continues doing the same thing or even worse, just like what happened with Cain:
“Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.” Genesis 4.8
Cain was the older brother. He was angry because he considered himself wronged. Perhaps this thought controlled his mind: “It’s not fair that God is treating Abel like this! I’m the oldest. He’s being so inconsiderate. I deserve to be respected!”
How many older brothers are there in the Church? Instead of giving a good testimony and showing their younger brothers that they should live by faith, they are killing them with their actions, words and decisions, because they end up contaminating them with the poison of religion.
Because Cain was older, he took Abel to his field. He managed to take him to the field of envy, jealousy, disorder and death. We have to be careful, no matter who we are dealing with! It may be the most experienced or the oldest, when their ideas are not according to the Word of God, if they are not founded on a biblical faith, if necessary, be ignorant, but never leave the field of discipline, obedience and faith in the Word of God, because this can lead to death.