Good Life Journal - Matthew 25

Scripture:

Matthew 25:45-46
Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Observation:

Jesus teaches that He will return and judge the living and the dead. Those whose genuine faith in Christ led to caring for those in need are considered righteous and enjoy eternity with Jesus. Those whose empty faith did not lead to caring for those in need are cast into hell forever.

Application:

A few things...

-Genuine faith leads to caring for people with needs. Empty faith does not. The best indicator of genuine faith is not how much I know, how much I go to church or how many christian friends I have. The best indicator is how I care for those in need.

-Care”less” faith is no faith at all. Jesus’ intention for saving me was for me to care for others. His blessing me was intended for my generosity to others not my abundance personally.

-Hell is real. As a believer I don’t have to fear hell. However it should motivate me to share genuine faith with those who are faithless or who have care”less” faith.

Prayer:

Father thank you for the clarity of the teachings of Jesus. May I love out a genuine faith and not allow my life to become self-absorbed.