When looking at the story of Cain and Abel, the brothers in the book of Genesis, who gave sacrifices to God, the word that we considered today is ‘Envy.’ It was envy that drove Cain to murder Abel. Envy, which comes from a feeling of discontent, is an emotion that causes a great deal of strife in the world. In the case of Cain and Abel, it was Cain’s envy of God’s favor towards Abel. So how do we avoid envy? Become a brother and sister keeper – learn to care and serve others selflessly. This, in turn, takes the focus off us and teaches us to put God first.
Based on Genesis 4:2b-12 & Matthew 25:31-46.