Our Brother’s Keeper

"And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,..." -Acts 17:26

Here the unity of the human race is clearly stated, for through Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:20), and then through the sons of Noah (Gen. 9:19), all races and nationalities of men came forth. Humankind is a universal family. “Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us?” (Mal. 2:10). We live in a single world community. No race, nation, or individual has the right to look down on or disassociate itself from another. 

The Apostle Peter said, “God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.… In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him” (Acts 10:28, 34, 35). There are only two divisions of humankind: the saved and the unsaved. Other differences are merely skin deep or culturally flavored. 

Today, let us not be guilty of Cain’s cry, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The answer to the question is “yes” and it requires our reaching out to the world.