Two quick verses from Genesis.
The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry and why has your face fallen?”
Cain and Abel are the first siblings mentioned in the Bible.
Both brothers had just brought their offerings, their sacrifices to the Lord. Cain’s was some fruit and vegetables from the ground. Abel’s was the first born of his flock.
I am assuming that the first born of the flock was a greater personal sacrifice than some fruit and vegetables that grew in the field. So I think what is being said here is that Abel was making a more concerted effort to please the Lord. Continue reading