The parable of the Sheep and Goats
“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.’
When the kids were much younger, we went to Jesus ’78. 40,000 people singing and praising the Lord. I’d be singing and praising, and one of the kids would want something and it would really bug me. I felt like it broke my stride – pulled me down. Then the Lord gave me this scripture. When I stopped to take care of the kids, to serve my children, I was still serving Him… still praising Him. That was a much-needed attitude adjustment. I found I could go from taking care of my kids… to praise… to taking care of kids… to praise without being upset and out of sorts. Much more joyful.
Matthew 25:40, 45
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.’
He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’
Today it is cold and snowy. I am thankful for my warm house. I keep wondering what I can do to help the homeless who are out in the cold. I give to some organizations, but is it enough? It doesn’t feel like it is. Lord, show me what doors to knock on. Guide and direct me.
I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion.
Lord, I need prudence, knowledge and discretion to know how to help those less fortunate than myself. I can’t help them all. Can I help one?