There once was a farmer named Cain —
God’s favor he once sought to gain;
For fruit of cursed ground,
Cain just got God’s frown,
Because faith did lack in Cain’s brain.
Abel, however, believed God
(Since God’s true, that didn’t seem odd);
In Woman’s-Seed, Abel believed;
So, through Christ, Abel was received,
Since Abel’s faith was no façade.
In envy, Cain rages and hated,
So, in guile, Abel he baited;
God’s mercy Cain had nixed,
So Cain’s sin was unfixed,
Then Abel’s life Cain terminated.
Of truth Cain was a perverter;
Blood cried from the dead sheep-herder;
Sin despises what’s right,
And fuels hate and spite —
Spawning lies, loathing, and murder.
There’s more of the history to tell,
Yet Abel’s outcome turned out well;
Due to Christ’s sacrifice,
Abel gained paradise,
But Cain sent himself straight to Hell.
COMMENTARY: Unbelievers , since the world’s first family, have displayed how unbelievers scoff at and reject God’s redemptive grace (which is provided in Christ), even despising it (and their loving Creator-God Who offers it). Moreover, unbelievers are not shy (when opportunity allows) to persecute believers, sometimes even to death. See Genesis 4:1-16; Hebrews 11:4; James 3:16; Matthew 23:35; Luke 1:70 & 11:51; 1st John 3:12; Jude 1:11.