Do It For The Least of These

Sometimes you contemplate on the Bible or other spiritual writing and even though you’ve read it many times before, coming back to it you receive a deeper and more meaningful understanding.

In Matthew 24-25, the disciples asked about the end of the age or the coming of the Son of Man. There are so many theories floating around about that, I gave up trying to understand that part of it.

However, concluding his teaching, Jesus tells this story about the coming of the Son of Man. He says all nations will be gathered before him. I presume that “all” means, well, “all.”

And they, meaning each and every individual person from all the nations, will be judged and separated into one of two groups–the sheep (good) and the goats (bad).

What are the criteria used to determine which group we all have selected for ourselves? For, we chose the group by our life.

To quote (in English, of course):

“for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

Jesus says many will call him Lord, but they won’t be saved. Jesus says many will try to follow all the 600+ rules but with a hard heart, and they won’t be saved. It’s what you do when you actually become a disciple that matters.

Service is one of the spiritual disciplines. I guess there’s a reason.

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