My Brothers Keeper Tattoo

My Brothers Keeper Tattoo

In honor of Bobby's wheelchair tattoo, my brothers keeper, I wanted to explore the idea of a brother tattoo. We asked our tattoo artist to create a tattoo that told our story of sibling love. We ended up with three different designs that tell the story of Bobby, me, and our dad. Just one huge heart that wraps around Bobby's torso. One that wraps around my chest. One that wraps around me diagonally across my shoulders forming.

What Does My Brother's Keeper Tattoo Mean?

The phrase ‘I am my brother’s keeper’ is a well known saying in the bible, coming from the story of Cain and Abel. In Genesis 4:1-4:16, Cain, being the first born by Adam and Eve, kills his brother Abel, the second child of Adam and Eve. Cain does this out of pure jealousy and envy. When asked what happened to his brother Abel by God, Cain replies by saying ‘I know not; am I my brother’s keeper?’ this signifies that Cain is talking back to God, telling God that he is not accountable for the absence of his brother Abel. Cain saying this is a lie because he does know what happened to his brother, Cain killed Abel because God was more pleased with the ‘sacrifice’ Abel brought him than Cain. Abel brought to God the firstlings of his flock and their fat. Cain on the other hand brought to God fruits of the ground. For whatever reason, God did not see Cain’s sacrifice as acceptable, so he declared Abel with the better gift. There are a couple of different reasons why God did not respect Cain for his gift but accepted Abel for his.

What Does My Sisters Keeper Mean?

Who Does the Bible Say Is My Brother?

For whoever does the will of my father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” In Luke's Gospel, Jesus pulls no punches. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.”

What Was Cain's Punishment in the Bible?

According to Genesis 4:1–16, Cain treacherously murdered his brother Abel, lied about the murder to God, and as a result was cursed and marked for life. With the earth left cursed to drink Abel's blood, Cain was no longer able to farm the land. Cain is punished as a "fugitive and wanderer".

What Did God Say to Cain?

And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. (Source: findanyanswer.com)



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