πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Where Art Thou? Where Is Thy Brother?

One of the first questions of the Bible came from God Himself as He called to fallen Adam, hiding in fear from His presence: β€œWhere art thou?” (Gen. 3:9).

Adam and Eve made a great mistake in running and hiding from God, for their plight was hopeless without Him. But none of Adam’s children have done any better than he. In Psalm 14:2,3 we find the Lord scouring the earth, as it were, β€œto see if there were any that did understand [their need] and seek God,” but the answer was, β€œNo, not one.” How grateful we may be that in grace He sought us, that the Lord Jesus Christ came β€œto seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10) and that β€œwe have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7).

But another question follows naturally. This question too came from God Himself, as He asked the murderer, Cain: β€œWhere is Abel thy brother?” (Gen. 4:9). Cain countered with another question: β€œAm I my brother’s keeper?” but he soon learned that he was his brother’s keeper as God drove him out of His presence, not only as punishment to him, but to teach us all that we are indeed responsible for those about us.

The unsaved, who have never responded to God’s call: β€œWhere art thou?” should remember that God also asks them, as He did unregenerate Cain: β€œWhere is… thy brother?” By rejecting Christ as Savior men are also keeping others out of heaven β€” others whom they might have been used to win to Christ, had they themselves been saved.

You say: β€œGod will save those whom He has predestinated.” That is only one side of the coin. Our Lord said to two cities of His day, that if the β€œmighty works” done in them had been done in Tyre and Sidon β€œthey would have repented long ago” (Matt. 11:21), and God says that He is β€œnot willing that any should perish” (II Pet. 3:9) and has β€œcommitted” to His people the β€œword” and β€œministry” of reconciliation (II Cor. 5:18,19). source

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