Feb 28 – Brother’s Keeper

If you see your brother’s ox or sheep straying,
do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to him.
If the brother does not live near you or
if you do not know who he is,
take it home with you and keep it until he comes looking for it.
Then give it back to him.
Do the same if you find your brother’s donkey
or his cloak or anything he loses.
Do not ignore it.
If you see your brother’s donkey or his ox fallen on the road,
do not ignore it. Help him get it to its feet. –Deuteronomy 22:1-4
When you are harvesting in your field
and you overlook a sheaf,
do not go back to get it.
Leave it for the alien,
the fatherless and the widow,
so that the LORD your God
may bless you in all the work of your hands.
When you beat the olives from your trees,
do not go over the branches a second time.
Leave what remains for the alien,
the fatherless and the widow.
When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard,
do not go over the vines again. 
Leave what remains for the alien,
the fatherless and the widow.  –Deuteronomy 24:19-21 sel.

After reading these verses to, the question of “Am I my brother’s [this include sister’s] keeper” leapt out at me.  Then at the end, the question returned.  If God cared so much for our possessions that He directs us to care for those things that we find that belong to another until they can be returned, how can we not believe that we are our brother’s keeper?

Every person is unique with one exception, we are a creation of God.  Every person is tasked with one responsibility, to be good stewards.

A steward is one who takes care of something.  It may be money, time, people, or things.  We are directed to care for our brothers belongings, not in a way to enable them to not care for themselves, but in a way to provide comfort and support.  In ways that will help our brothers move to a place where they can, in turn, care for their brothers.  There are some really cool commercials out right now about good turns.  How one persons good turn helps another person out and motivates them to help the next person they see needing help, rather than turning away.

Father, help us today to do one good turn.  Something we wouldn’t normally do, something we wouldn’t normally stop to care for, assuming someone else would be there to help that brother out


Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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