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Today’s Message: Where is Your Brother?

TOPIC: WHERE IS YOUR BROTHER?

THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER, 2020

Meditation:

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? (Genesis 4:8-9)

Today’s Text: Genesis 4:8-12:

The reason to love the brethren comes out of the compulsion of covenant. There might be a thousand reasons to hate or look down on others but for reason of covenant, you love them. If you look for any other reasons to relate with one another, you may not see but necessity is laid upon each of us to live in covenant.

We are meant to be bound together, grounded as in a mill, our individual identities lost before covenant can work for we ought to be members of one another. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (MSG) “So speak encouraging words to one another.

Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.”Let us carry each other along. Let us help each other to make heaven. This ought to be our ultimate goal. Let us edify one another. It is not to anyone’s credit to say, “Am I my brother’s keeper? I don’t care or fear any man.”

The spirit of God is asking at this moment, “Where is your brother?” That brother you can’t see eye-to-eye with, God is asking, “Where is he? Where is your sister?” You cannot say you are not your brother’s keeper because you are supposed to keep his back.

When a stranger attacks him you are supposed to stand by him. Take stock, are there people you have ruled out of your life permanently? Show that you are spiritual by not repaying evil for evil. As God stands for us when in covenant relationship with Him, we ought to stand for one another.

Abraham approached Lot when their herdsmen were bickering and said to him, “We are brothers, let us not quarrel.” Lot was a much younger man and Abraham was the one called, yet his maturity was unmistakeable. In his place, can you do same or would you like Cain question God, “Am I my brother’s keeper.” God does not care what that person did to you. He expects you to forgive.

After all, we did worse things to Him but He forgave and gave His only begotten son for us. Let us be a community of people who are covenanted to one another.

Zechariah 2:8b (KJV): “For he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.”This is how God treats His covenanted children not because we are perfect but because of covenant.

Even when we are unfaithful, He remains faithful. God is right there with us and won’t let us down simply because of covenant. No matter what others do to us, let us hold on to the covenant of God who refers to Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He took them from nothing to something because of covenant.

He did not destroy them each time they disappointed Him. This is why we should not allow ourselves to be intimidated by the devil because when God sees us He remembers Jesus and our covenant with Him.

Prayers:

1.Pray to always have the interest of your brother at heart.

2.Pray for a forgiving heart.

Confession:

Dear Lord, I nurture a heart that cares and forgives all wrongs at all times.

Further study:

Romans 12:16-17:

“Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.”

Romans 12:9-10:

“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”

Hebrews 13:1:

“Let brotherly love continue.”

Ephesians 4:31-32:

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake.

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