Brothers Keeper

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? Genesis 4:9

After Cain killed his own brother, God asked him where Abel was? His response was “Am I my brothers keeper”? This brings up a good question, are we to take care of one another? Or is it like the world says “Every man for themselves”?

Well obviously, Cain was evil, his sin and his jealousy for his brother had grown so much inside him that it overtook him. This is why Jesus said “Anyone who has hate in their heart for someone, has already committed murder in their heart” ( Matthew 5:21-22) This may sound extreme, but Jesus was making a really good point.

Cains jealousy over Abel kept growing in his heart, over time his hatred overtook him and he physically killed Abel. God warned Cain, that “Sin was crouching at his door”. (Genesis 4:7) This sin overtook Cain and he committed an unthinkable act. Jesus point is, if you control the emotions in your heart, you can control your actions later

And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31

Back to the question at hand, are we our “Brothers Keeper”? Well Jesus said we should love our neighbor as ourselves, so Yes! We should love God and love our Neighbor, this is the fulfillment of the entire law

Love your neighbor and don’t allow your heart to be filled with evil. Sin might be crouching at your door also if you ignore Jesus teachings Amen!

3 thoughts on “Brothers Keeper

  1. Stephanie Bekasi

    Because of the fallen world we live in “making it all about me” has taken on a whole new life. I watch how people walk over bodies lying in the streets and does nothing to help them! 😦
    As Christians we are told to bear each others burdens! The burdens in our sin filled world is getting worse,as we are living in the last days of human history. I see Christians having less compassion for the brethren and I’m sure it saddens Jesus’ heart. 😦
    In order to love thy neighbor one has to bear their burdens,they go hand and hand!
    Walk your talk,get outside yourself be part of the solution and not part of the problem! Don’t just ask how are you doing…act it out! Helping someone with their needs is doing for Jesus,remember what He said “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” Matthew 25:40, 45, NIV 😉
    In essence we are expected to do what Jesus tells us to do as a way of showing Him that we love Him!

    Sweet Shalom dear brother! ❤

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