In Genesis 4:9, Cain’s reply to the Lord’s question was: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” In other words, Cain was telling God, “it’s none of my business where he is or what he is doing.” This was the origin of “I don’t want to get involved,” and the attitude is still practiced today. In the last episode of Seinfeld, the four stars were sent to prison for not helping a man who was being robbed. They felt it wasn’t their problem so why concern themselves? Though the TV program was fictional, it still showed a strong message. The Bible teaches people to care and not be like the two guys who refused to help an injured man as he lay in the road (Luke 10:30-37; Ezekiel 3:16-21; 1 Samuel 3:13; Proverbs 21:13; Deuteronomy 22:1-4; Galatians 6:1-2; Matthew 25:26-28; 1 Corinthians 10:24).
This lesson isn’t teaching one to play super hero and rush up and fight an armed thug. But there is something we can do. We can call the police or provide some other type of information, publicly or anonymously. We must take the time to cheer the sad, give food to the hungry, visit the sick. etc. (Galatians 6:10; James 4:17, 1:27; 1 Timothy 5:9-10; Acts 9:36-43).
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