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Cain and Abel and Love

January 7, 2013 Leave a comment

The word love appears three times in Genesis 4.

In the midst of the brothers’ rivalry, there is a focus on loving spouses.

Categories: Abel, Cain, genesis, love

First Suffer

December 27, 2011 Leave a comment

The first time the word “suffer” appears in the Bible, God is standing up for Cain, first murderer in history.

It doesn’t describe Adam and Eve’s pain, and it doesn’t refer to Abel’s murder.

Rather, God is reassuring Cain that his enemies will suffer if they take vengeance on him. It’s a word of caring in an impossibly difficult situation.

Categories: Abel, Adam, Cain, Eve, genesis, suffering
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