The Story of Abel | Hebrews 11:4; Genesis 4:1-12
The Hebrew writer notes the righteousness of Abel by contrasting his sacrifice with that of his brother, Cain (Heb. 11:4). The two brothers were radically different. Their story and the character displayed by each of them is the basis for many practical lessons.
When it comes down to it, the story of Cain and Abel shows us the difference between one who follows God’s will and one who follows his own will. Abel honored God and goes down as a “Legend of Faith,” while Cain yielded to Satan, ended up murdering his own brother, and, therefore, stands out as one of the icons of evil.