FOR... The Forgotten - Day 3

Opening Prayer:

Lord, as I come to you today, please open my heart to your word.
           

Read: Matthew 25:37-38 (NIV)

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”

 

Reflect:

 We are a literal lot! You probably know the verse that follows this (and that we will cover tomorrow). Let’s take a minute and get in the minds of these righteous believers.

 For the righteous, for those for whom taking care of the forgotten is a way of life, they may not see that what they are doing for the needy is done for Jesus himself. They are either acting out of a command or, more likely, the love they feel for others, is manifested in the love they have for God. And when the righteous love others, service follows. Always.  It’s a natural progression. We care for what we “agape”.

Apply:


Consider your “why’s”. Why do you help the people you do? Why them, and why in that way?

 

Closing Prayer:

Lord, help me to focus on you and my love for you. I want that love and gratitude to be evident when I help and serve others.

Terry Schneider