The shame and fear of what the world has to say is one of the things that shift most people’s roots from God. The world was clapping for Abel and God was pleased with his offering. Cain as a first born believed his should have been better and could not stand hearing the world applaud someone else. What started out as slight jealousy, grew into bitterness to the point that Cain killed his brother. We need to heed that we don’t substitute God as our root for bitterness.
It is so important that we pay attention to our roots because it is the root that feeds the stem, which feeds the branches so that they bear fruits. If the water I drink is religious, full of sectarianism or any sort of evil, then my fruit will not be different.