By Joe Keim
May 1, 2022
Cain was very angry with his brother, Abel. At some point, his anger turned into hate, which led Cain to murder his own brother.
What was the root cause of Cain’s hate? The answer might surprise you. Read on...
In 1 John 3:11-13, we read:
“…love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.”
Why did Cain murder his brother?
Because he was convicted by his brother’s life.
Those of us who compare our unworthiness with others, often try to ease our conscience by silencing the one through whom the conviction comes. We do that, rather than change our behavior.
In a court room, it is a normal for the guilty one and his attorney to try and discredit any witness who gives damaging testimony against their client. If the witness can be discredited, then their testimony and its conviction go out the window.
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