“When it was time for
the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the
Lord.Abel also brought a gift—the best
of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel
and his gift,but he did not accept
Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.“Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain.
“Why do you look so dejected?You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to
do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager
to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”
- Genesis 4:3-7 (NLT)
Clearly Cain was trying to worship the True
God.The only problem was that he tried to do it his own way, not
the way God prescribed.
Cain was even upset that God did not accept
his form of worship.
God told Cain exactly why He did not accept
it, because it was not the correct method of worship.
Instead of admitting he was wrong and
repenting, we all know what happened.