“When you did it to these my brothers you were doing it to me! When you refused to help the least of these my brothers, you were refusing to help me” Matthew 25:40
I imagine these verses are speaking about serving to folks in want — or refusing to assist them.
Whereas some students say “my brothers” refers to Jewish folks, others say it means “Christians,” and nonetheless others say it refers to any folks in want.
However the concern is bigger than that, isn’t it? Jesus is referring to our attitudes and our hearts!
How is your coronary heart perspective at present? Do you, like the boys within the story of the Good Samaritan, shortly stroll by folks in want with out a thought? Or are you alert to folks needing encouragement at present? Perhaps they want some monetary or emotional assist; if that’s the case, would you’re taking time to assist them? Do you ever cease and pray with the hurting pal? You’d be doing it to Jesus.
I wish to develop on these verses a bit of. This can be stretching the theology of those scriptures, however I imagine the Holy Spirit gave me this perception.
When somebody hurts, shuns or betrays us, they’ve actually finished it to Christ in us. One translation of the above verse reads, “No matter you do . . . you will have finished it unto Me.” Once we do good to others, we’re doing it to Christ. Once we harm others, we’re hurting Christ. When others are form to us, they’re being form to Christ. After they harm us, they’ve harm Christ.
This new perception alerts me to be extra form. I additionally discover it comforting to know that Jesus and I are so shut, that after I get harm, He will get harm. An actual pal!
Lord Jesus, thank You for feeling all of the ache I really feel. Thank You for making me alert to the truth that You additionally really feel the ache of all of the folks on the planet. Amen.
By Katherine Kehler
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