Lessons Learned from Adam
We also see Adam compared to Christ. One son brought death to the world and Christ as the second Adam brought everlasting life to everyone who believes him.
We see from Adam's life that God wants us to freely choose to follow and obey him out of love. We also learn that nothing we do is hidden from God. Likewise, it does not benefit us to blame others for our own failings. We must accept personal responsibility.
Cain must all accept responsibility for his actions. A rebellious son who kills is brother is to blame for his own sin. Cain disrespected both God and his father by slaughtering his brother.
We see that different children from the same families and with the same parenting can grow into vastly different adults. Abel and Seth chose one path and Cain chose another.
We also see the importance of God’s grace in parenting. No father, mother, or grandparent is perfect. We all fall short of the glory of God, but we have a perfect Father who loves and cares for us. Even if few didn’t grow up with a father, we can still look to God and positive male role models to help us find our way.