A Brother’s Love

How long did Cain brood over the fact that his sacrifice had been rejected by God, while Abel’s had been accepted, how long before his evil desire, his envy, to be conceived and bring the sin of murder to fruition, we are not told . God did not prevent the murder, and dealt generously with the murderer,

“ Where is Abel your brother? ” ( Gen. 4: 9 ).

As the question implied ignorance on God’s part, Cain may have wondered to what extent the Almighty is omniscient, and his answer was in line with this — “ I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? ”

This question continually recurs, not only among the members of the world, but also among the brethren of God’s family, those consecrated or dedicated to Him, as disciples of Jesus.

To what extent is one his brother’s keeper? How far does our responsibility go?

Let us look first at God’s family, our Lord Jesus’ family. Its members are declared to be bound or held one to another by the cords of love ( 2 Cor. 5: 14 ), so that, if one member suffers, all the members suffer with him, and, if one member be honored, all the members are honored. ( 1 Cor. 12: 12-27 ), declares that even the humblest ones were necessary. As for our natural bodies we bestow the greater honor upon some, and seek to hide the appearance of members which are least attractive and pleasing, so we need to cover them with the garment of love more than others.

The new commandment which our Lord gave to His disciples was, “That you love one another, as I have loved you ” ( John 15: 12 ). The Lord indicates that we are to have a like obligation toward all of the household of faith, as He did, and to rejoice in the privilege to lay down our lives for the brethren, serving them with our intellect, time, and energy at the cost of our own ease and comfort ( 1 John 3: 16 )

In the time of distress how far do we take “ our brothers “ do we help by going, do we give of our resources, do we pray for their salvation?

We come up with many reasons not to help, but are they legitimate? Are they the Lord would approve of? Are the reasons just excuses?

Yesterday; I seen a bumper sticker “ It’s all about me “ no; I don’t know the reason the person had it on their car but the statement speaks volumes in itself.

I pray the Christian family does not take that attitude, it should be “ it’s all about you “ That is what Jesus said when He went to the Cross; ( “ it is all about you “ ).

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John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

 

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