Saturday, June 13, 2009

Abel and Cain

By Mary Vee

Adam and Eve's first two kids didn't get along very well. Cain loved to work in the garden. He did a great job raising tasty vegetables and fruits. Abel preferred hunting. He skillfully hunted for tasty meat and skins for clothing. Both boys worked very hard to do well at their job.
Adam and Eve started the first homeschool. They taught their sons all the great things they learned about God's creation and what God expected of them.
Before Adam taught the lesson about offering sacrifices for their sins, he probably told his boys about that terrible day when he and Eve disobeyed God by eating fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
One day Abel and Cain offered a sacrifice to God for their sins. They each brought their best, Abel brought an animal, Cain brought his best from his garden.
But God said Cain's sacrifice couldn't be used. He gave Cain a chance to bring a different sacrifice, the kind Adam taught him to bring.
Instead of fixing the problem, Cain became jealous, and killed his brother.

God gives us chances to do our best for Him. What can you try to do better this summer?

9 comments:

  1. You should always give your best to God.

    MH

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  2. Great thought MH! I'd like to spend more time in prayer each day.

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  3. Thanks for the thoughts, Mary.
    I pray that this site catches on with children around the world as God uses His Word through your words to reach the world.

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  4. Encouraging words like yours, Pastor S, help us. I'd like to spend more time encouraging others.

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  5. I love that these stories are on a more kid-friendly level, and I think this website is great, Mrs. V.! :)

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  6. FYI I plan to post the next story from the Bible each Wednesday and Saturday. Check back when you can for the next story and question for you to help some other kid.

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  7. Just wanted to let you know we stopped by, my summer tutor 4th grader and myself. We enjoyed discussing your story, and thinking about what we can do better this summer.

    Mrs. McConnell

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  8. Thank you Mrs. McConnell. It was nice to have you and your 4th grade friend with us. Hope to see you again.

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