Brothers and Covenants

Genesis chapter four discusses Cain and Abel, Adam and Eve’s first sons. Cain means, “Acquired,” as Eve says, “With the LORD’s help I have acquired a male” (Gen. 4:1). Abel is derived from a word meaning, “Son.”  Cain “worked the ground” and offered the Lord produce (Gen. 4:2-3).  Abel offered firstborn animals (especially their fat…