An interesting account is recorded in the book of Genesis. A good man named Abram hears that his nephew has been captured in a battle and taken prisoner by the conquering band of warriors.
In Genesis 14:4 it says that when Abram heard that his nephew, Lot had been captured, he mobilized his trained men. Abram and his men attacked the conquering band and recovered all the stolen possessions, including his nephew, Lot.
My point in this is that there doesn’t seem to be any hesitation with Abram. There was a family need and well, what choice was there, but to help family. I love that.
Proverbs 17:17 says that a friend loves at all times, but a brother is born for adversity.
Life is busy for all of us, I get that. But, my friend,
- are you aware of the needs of your family members?
- do people come to you as one who is able, available, and caring enough to help family members when there are troubles?
Yeah, it might cost you something to get involved with family problems, but that’s what family does. It loves on family.
In fact, the Bible lays great seriousness on this: 1 Timothy 5:8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 timothy 5:8 (niv) says: Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Yeah, family relationships is important!