Who Is Your Brother?
True Filial Piety
Q: In Mth. 5 who is meant by the “brother” we must be reconciled with?
A: Mth. 5:21-26 KJV;
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
It plainly means brother in every sense; fellow Jew, fellow Christian, familial brother, and so on. But don’t miss the deeper meaning. (See below: Your Kinsman Redeemer.)
The reason you ask is because you have not yet reconciled with your brother, and are convicted.
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