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!