My dad Is still the same even without my brother being home twenty four seven back then. There are some things that my family do that anyone would called weird but everyone has their own opinions and their own family.
Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord.
And Abel also brought an offering -- fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor.
So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Then the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? Cain's fall from grace, as it is described in Genesis, began with an offering that was unacceptable because it did not properly follow God's prescriptions.
Is there a lesson here for artists, and for all of us? Artists often think and speak of their art as an offering. The artist creates something from their imaginations and hands. Perhaps the artist is even conscious of their own creativity and talents as gifts from God and hopes to return something as an offering to Him.
They hope to hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant! Come and share your master's happiness! Cain worked the soil, by the sweat of his brow, and brought his produce as an offering. But it was an unacceptable offering. For the Christian making art or looking at art, what makes art an acceptable offering?
The artist working today is not under the same set of laws as Cain. However, there are three guiding biblical mandates that may be instructive in considering the question of the visual arts as an acceptable offering. The Creation Mandate Where does a biblical understanding of human creativity begin?
Perhaps this begins with the knowledge that we are each individually created in, by, and for God. A biblical self-image begins by considering our being created in the image of God. This creation mandate is found in Genesis, starting with Genesis 1: Not surprisingly, God's creation bears His mark and image.
This is most clearly articulated in Genesis 1: So God created man in His own image.
She interpreted these verses as a description of human creators created in the image of a divine creator.May 12, · Am I My Brother's Keeper? By FRANK BRUNI MAY 12, Continue reading the main story Share This Page. Continue reading the main story.
One night in early April, as the sexual abuse scandal in. "Am I my brother Dmitri's keeper or something?" Ivan snapped irritably, but suddenly smiled, somehow bitterly. "Cain's answer to God about his murdered brother, eh?" () Ivan here seems to be unaware that he is echoing Smerdyakov's own citation of the line from the Bible ().
The fact that. Jun 28, · Are we our brother’s keeper? Do the wealthy have any responsibility to assist the poor? In terms of Christians, do we have the responsibility of assisting anyone but ourselves?
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Am I My Brother’s Keeper My brother is one of those types of men who have that kind of “go-getter” attitude My father was the same way until he reached that .