Deuteronomy 22:2 (KJV)
And if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again.
The scriptures are clear and, I think, practical. Followers of the Lord ought to be helpful one of another. That “finders’ keepers” mentality isn’t supposed to belong in us.
- We must resist it, choose to be helpful.
- We must choose to have the time.
- We must choose to care one of another.
I notice first that it concerns more than cattle or sheep
It can be any sort of animal. It can be any sort of personal property.
I notice secondly that it concerns any brother
It matters not if he happens to be close to you or a brother less familiar. The goal is always to be helpful, to restore, to be neighborly.
I notice it concerns matters other than if a thing is lost
If our brother or neighbor is in any sort of need the intent is that we go out of our way to help a brother out.
Churches, God’s perfect place to perfect God’s people, would be even more perfect if we sincerely practiced this principle.
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