The Book of Genesis Chapter One

Genesis 1:1 -- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 4 Commentary of the Bible

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Key pages for Genesis commentary in the library:

Why do men Hate?  ( Genesis 4:1-8 )  Sunday Message

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History, as we know it, is the story of the wars, battles, and bloodshed of mankind. History is the space in which Cain's ax ultimately becomes machine guns and napalm, hydrogen explosions and guided missiles. Why is this? Why has humanity throughout the entire space of its history wrestled unendingly with this terrible problem of human hatred and bloodshed?

The Root Of Anger  ( Genesis 4:1-8 )  Daily Devotion

The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast (Genesis 4:4b-5).

The Mark of Cain  ( Genesis 4:9-16 )  Sunday Message

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In our first study together of the story of Cain and Abel we examined the causes for human hatred and warfare. We saw what the New Testament confirms -- that wars and murders spring from seeds of unreasoning jealousy and envy which are allowed to lie unjudged in human hearts. When they are small they are left unjudged and not faced. Men kill because they hate; they hate because they will not accept God's ordering of life. They want their own way, they want God to act as they want him to act (or perhaps I should say, as we want him to act).

Am I My Brother's Keeper?  ( Genesis 4:9-16 )  Daily Devotion

Then the Lord said to Cain, Where is your brother Abel? I don't know, he replied. Am I my brother's keeper? (Genesis 4:9).

Too Much, Too Soon  ( Genesis 4:17-26 )  Sunday Message

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In this present series in Genesis we are like explorers who have traced a mighty river to its sources and who are now beginning to grasp the character of the land in which they live. We have already traced in this chapter the causes of war, crime, and prejudice to their roots in the hearts of men who refuse to be honest before God. In this story of Cain and Abel we have a kind of human cameo of history, a microscopic picture of the entire scope of human history. That, of course, is why the Bible is always so contemporary; it deals with elements of human life that never change.

Too Much Too Soon  ( Genesis 4:17-26 )  Daily Devotion

Adam lay with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, God has granted me another child in the place of Abel, since Cain killed him, Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the name of the LORD (Genesis 4:25-26).