“…I am my brother’s keeper. How far can we take this responsibility is up to the “giver and the taker….”

I know that you’ve heard me mention time and time again, that my most favorite verse in the Bible…is Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  It’s not that this verse made me a Christian…no no…it’s opened my eyes to be a better Christian; because I came to realize that Jesus was talking directly to me…. And I think…to YOU, as well.   Further, The Bible says that God holds us accountable. Romans 14:12 says, “So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.” As Christians, we are also accountable to one another. In 1 Corinthians 12, we read that Christians are all part of the same body – the body of Christ – and each member needs or belongs to the other. This Scripture points out the importance of accountability between Believers. It is important for every Believer to have at least one other person in which to confide, pray with, listen to, and encourage. As such, we are required to encourage each other to grow in Spiritual Maturity. Hebrews 10:24 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says to, “…encourage one another and build each other up…” From a personal perspective, I had to deal with the FACT that God was holding me accountable for helping others to know the Gospel, and to find Him as their personal Lord and Savior. This is NOT just a Spiritual Journey… this applies to every aspect of our life. I’m responsible for guiding others in their business life… their career, their personal life… their family; and their social life. I am my brother’s keeper.  How far can we take this responsibility is up to the “giver and the taker.”  I’m a beginner, in terms of discovering how I fit into this “new found responsibility.” But I have found this out… just in the last several days. I cannot save everybody… That is not my job. But I can, and will, do everything I can to help “one person at a time,” who calls upon me, who needs me. And, even to those who did not call… I have a responsibility to “introduce Jesus Christ” to any “non-believer” that I encounter. I’m not fully prepared, but I am willing to “jump in the fire,” and try.  I’ve said from the very beginning… when I started BrOOKS-of-WISDOM, that if I could lead “just one” person to Christ…than, I’ve served God’s purpose.  I’m taking this opportunity, and this website, to reach-out to YOU…and ask: Are you accepting your responsibility? ….Blessings…cjlb…9/19/14 

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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