Help your brother 

Old Testament: Lev 25.35–38

To read the Bible in a year, read Leviticus 24–25 on February 17, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

What do families do when one of their own suffers? Should they not help the suffering one? Yes, and that is what the Lord expected Israel to do: 

“If one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. Take no usury or interest from him; but fear your God, that your brother may live with you. You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.”

– Leviticus 25.35–38 

Notice that he not only wanted the children of Israel to help a brother, but they were not to take advantage of the situation and make money off the poor brother. 

The point is, we should not see our brethren as a means of making money, but we should see them as an opportunity to help a brother. 


  • Why did God add that he brought them out of Egypt and to give them the Land of Canaan? 
  • Do you help members of the church? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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