Matthew 25:40 – And the King will answer them , “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did did it to me.

Observation-
Jesus is teaching about his return, use of His resources and the final judgement. The life of a follower of Christ is marked by service and help to those less fortunate and needy. When we feed, give drink, clothe, welcome or visit those in need, Jesus tells us that we are doing it to Him. Conversely, when we don’t serve, help or visit those less fortunate we did not do it to Jesus.

Application-

The final judgement is coming, although we don’t know the exact time. We need to be always be prepared and ready. Jesus will separate His sheep from the goats with eternal consequences. As a follower of Christ, I am saved by grace and faith, but the Spirit should burden me to help, serve those less fortunate than I am. I can’t claim to be a follower of Jesus and ignore those in need. Jesus is very clear, the two paths both lead to eternal destinies. One of service for the Kingdom and eternal life, the other denial and eternal punishment.

Prayer –
Thank you for the truth in your word and sending Jesus to pay for our sin so we can have a relationship with you. Let me be not only a hearer of the word, but a doer of the word to serve others less fortunate to make you known.