This principle is first recorded in Genesis 4:9. Cain asked it in a derogatory way, but we can ask that same question in a redeeming way. In a way that says, “Do we as the Body of Christ have any responsibility for the well being of our brothers and sisters in Christ?”
There are many ways to be our brothers’ keeper. One way is seen in Galatians 6:10 “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
Are we to serve and care for our brothers and sisters in Christ? Galatians 5:13 says, “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
Are we to carry their burdens and look out for their interests? Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Are we to love them? Hebrews 13:1 says, “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.”
Are we to lay down our lives for each other? 1 John 3:16 says, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”
A resounding yes to all these questions is shown to us in Scripture.
Restoring Faith exists so that we can see this principle lived out! We do this by taking food and aid to the suffering persecuted refugee believers. They have lost their homes and countries and now live in a holding state of never knowing if they will be granted immigration or if they will have to continue to live in a poverty state. Will you help us make their lives a little bit easier during this holiday season and in the new year to come? You can be a conduit of hope and comfort to them. You can create an impact in their lives?
Thank you for being your brother’s keeper!
- Restoring Faith Team, December 2023