Monday, June 9, 2014

As To The Least of These

Matthew 25:35-40
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
1 John 4:19
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
19 We love, because He first loved us.
I think I could be a kinder person. Actually I know I could be a kinder person.  I   throw up walls between me and the least of them rather than break them down.  I hope that the kindness a family member has shown could somehow be credited to me by virtue of shared blood, forgetting that my Jesus shared His blood with me first.  Being His hands and feet in this life, is truly the least I could do and to not do so would make me even lower than the least of these; but I can and I will love because He first loved me.  
Benediction - Jars of Clay 

No comments:

Post a Comment