Humorist Patrick McManus wrote that when he was camping as a kid, he was the bravest one in the group … until it got dark. Then a voice would start to say to him, “Look, Pat, it’s getting dark. Aren’t you feeling a little scared?” He said the voice came from his liver because he had a chicken liver.

How many of us have chicken livers in the body of Christ? We don’t stand up for each other. We don’t fight for each other. We have the wrong view of the church and what it really means.

Becoming a keeper of our brothers is a practical way for us to become accountable to someone here on earth. Accountability to each other is the way to preserve and protect the flock from the wolf’s accessibility.

John 13:35 states, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

This is a major reason why we should look at the church as a body and care for our brothers and sisters in Christ—otherwise the world will not know we are Christians! If we are fighting and angry, then we are not showing the love of Christ.

How will people know of Christ’s love if His own people can’t show it to each other? Why don’t you take a moment to share Christ’s love with someone else today?

He who takes but never gives may last for years but never lives. – Unknown Author

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder