Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Least

February 9

Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 25:31 – 46

Verse of the Day: Matthew 25:40 – “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me.”

Probably a well-known verse, our passage today contains the Lord challenging us to reach out to those who truly have needs, no matter what they are. We are called to provide help to the people we are aware of that need it.

In this verse, He uses the Greek word, ελαχιστων, which can be translated as smallest in importance; in authority; in the estimation of men; or in rank and excellence. We can find it easy to help those who can reciprocate while ignoring those who are most in true needs.

Jesus states that when we do it to those who are most needy, we are doing it as if it were Him receiving the help. Today, consider someone around you that needs a helping hand.

Prayer: Jesus, give me Your eyes to see the needs of friends, co-workers, and strangers that You bring into my sphere. Amen.

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