Why Do Brothers and Sisters Fight?
Part of what it means to be a human being is to be sinful. In other words, no one in this world is perfect. We all do wrong things - we act in ways that displease God and that get us into trouble. Sinfulness causes us to get each other's nerves and to get angry with one another. We even argue and fight with people we love, like our parents or our brothers and sisters. God has given us rules for living. If we follow his rule, we will get along with each other.
At harvest time Cain brought the Lord a gift of his farm produce. Abel brought the fatty cuts of meat form his best lambs, and presented them to the Lord. The Lord accepted Abel's offering, but not Cain's. This made Cain dejected and very angry. His face grew dark with fury. "Why are you angry?" the Lord asked him. "Why is your face so dark with rage? It can be bright with joy if you will do what you should! But if you refuse to obey, watch out. Sin is waiting to attack you. It is longing to destroy you. But you can conquer it!" (Genesis 4:3-7
Genesis 4:8; James 4:1
Why are some people so mean? Why did God give me mean brothers and sisters?
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