Have you ever wondered why God did not accept Cain’s offering in Genesis 4? You have probably heard some sermons on this or have read about it in books. In this study of Genesis 4:4-5, we look at some of the theories of why God rejected Cain’s offering, and then seek an answer to this question by looking at why God accepted Abel’s offering, and what this tells us about Cain’s offering.
The Text of Genesis 4:4-5
Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
In this discussion of Genesis 4:4-5 we look at:
- The three theories about why God did not respect Cain’s offering
- Why Abel brought an offering in the first place
- Why Abel’s offering was not a blood sacrifice
- Why God respected Abel’s offering
- Why God did not respect Cain’s offering
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