In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus calls his followers to action through His command to passionately meet the needs of others. In this powerful passage, the Lord comes to judge the nations by separating the sheep (the faithful) from the goats (the faithless).
The faithful respond to the needs of people and are gathered up into glory. The faithless ignore the needs of others and experience some of the strongest language of judgment in the Bible. We live in a world of pressing need.
Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed of 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...
Approximately 850 million people across the world are hungry.
...I needed clothes and you clothed me...
Approximately 2.7 billion people in the world live on less than $2 a day.
...I was sick, and you looked after me...
1.4 million children every year die from dysentery, which is easily preventable by simple sanitation.
...I was in prison, and you came to visit me.” -Matthew 25:34-36
More than 9.8 million people around the world are in prison, where they struggle with loneliness, rejection, and the cost of their crimes.
God expresses his passion for those in need through the actions of those willing to act in the name of Christ.
How are you going to respond to the needs of the world? Do you feel a special call to care for the hungry, the sick, the poor, or the imprisoned?
Write me and share the needs that you see and know that God wants you to meet.
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