Should My Brother Be My Keeper?


After the fall of man in the garden of Eden, the first son (Cain) of the first family of Adam and Eve conspired to murder his younger brother, Abel. The Creator requested of him the whereabout of the younger brother. This reply was
“Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Read the full story in the Holy Bible in Genesis 4:1-16.
It can be rightly discerned that Cain was not aware of the fact that he ought to be his brother’s keeper. Had he known this, he would not have given it a thought to kill him.
That is a story!
The title of this piece has introduced a twist to Cain’s question of “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Two widows who were ministers of God in the month of February 2020 purposed to pray together on a mountain for hours. They started as early as possible At about three o’ clock in the afternoon, one said to another “oh! It is a hard experience to be a widow.”
The other said, “Yes, but what have you observed to say so?
Her answer was “Who has called you since morning to know your where about? If you purposed suddenly to stay on this mountain until tomorrow, who will query you?”
The other widow nodded to confirm her declaration.
The speaker continued, “If your husband were alive, would he not have called to know your state of affairs?”
“You are right, my sister,”was the response of the other widow.
“Is a call so valuable?” I thought within myself. “Why should these widows be so concerned about a call from a loved one to show is care? I know of certain women, who want to live an independent life. They love to go out and come in freely without any man to care about their movement. They want to sit down and stand up without anyone (a man) in the know.
This reminds me of a married sister with three children, a boy and two girls who was brought to Christ in my ministry at Restcamp in Ibadan, Oyo State in Nigeria, West Africa.
She is the lone daughter of her mother. It was only the mother who knew me because she had been a beneficiary of God’s gift in it. I don’t know the husband, he never met me. It was the first time the sister will visit me.
A few minute after their arrival, she received a call. After the call ended, she started grumbling and complaining that the man is too troublesome. When it became too much, I asked, “Who is the troublesome man and what is his problem?”
Do you know her reply?
“It is my husband. He has called me many times to know how far we have gone on our journey. Now he called to know or confirm if we have arrived here safely.”
My question were “Is that the only reason why he has become a troublesome man? A loving husband who is interested in your security and safety, a caring man has been a troublesome man?”
She could not give any answer for reasons best known to her.
As a woman who has a husband, what will be your reaction if you stay away from home where you live with your brother (hubby) and he cared not to call you or send an sms or email? Will that demonstrate to you that she cares for your welfare? Will you see yourself as a free woman who is not under the yoke of any man? One common desire of any woman is to have a “caring husband”. Is contacting a wife on a long distance a bad thing to do? Is it troubling the wife?
King Solomon called his wife my sister, Song of Solomon 4:9,10,12. Are you a married woman or desire to be one? Your husband is your brother; then you ought to answer the question that forms the title of this piece which is “Should my brother be my keeper? ”
Let me re-iterate it here that I eschew anything excess. Too much salt make a soup inedible. It will be wasted. Moderation is a language that should be employed. Yet, the question remains paramount,” Should my brother be my keeper?
Stay blessed and prepared for the coming of the Lord. Shalom!

About 4thlink

I am a full time Minister of God based in Nigeria,West Africa. I am an accountant turned preacher with grace to utter a word of comfort for every person that needs it. I have special interest creating a happy home because I hate divorce as God does.I've been used of God to heal broken homes & hearts. My hobbies include,reading,writing,photography & listening to good christian music.
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