BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY
Thursday, August 22, 2019
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" Cain said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
Many of us remember Neil Diamond singing the song "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" back in the eighties, but the saying originated in 1924. The story was told of an older boy carrying his little brother on his back as he trudged down the road. Someone driving by stopped and asked if they needed a ride. The older boy responded, "He ain't heavy, he's my brother." These homeless boys were trying to get to Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. As the story became known, the phrase was eventually adopted as the motto for Boys Town. Unlike Cane in the Bile, this young boy willingly took responsibility for his brother.
After Cain murdered his brother Abel, God asked Cain where Abel was. Cain denied knowing where Abel was and said, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Cain's point this. "It's not my job to look after Abel, He can take care of himself." His attitude was coarse, self-centered, and deceitful. The truth is, we are responsible for our "brother", God expects us us to care for one another an bear one another's burdens.
Is there someone you know who needs a "brother" to help them along their way? Do whatever you can to care for "brothers" and sisters in need, for kindness is the true revealer of a person's greatness.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His Majestic Love, Compassion and Comfort in your good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and will walk with you, leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. God Bless you. I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious Name. Amen.