Monday, September 15, 2008

The Least of These


Matthew 25: 34-40 states: "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 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, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"

We need to be concerned particularly about those who are in need. I am reading a book about the HIV/AIDS orphans in Africa. It will tear your heart out to read about these young children - who through no fault of their own - are now sick, thirsty, hungry, and in great need.

Yet, there are those near us who are in need. Do we care? Do we look the other way? Is it someone else's problem? Even some of the young people in our school struggle with needs. Do we get disgusted with them? Do we think that God has called us just to work with the gifted and talented?

Today, seek out those who are suffering and in need - and then do something about it.

For Kingdom Education,


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