One of the most sobering and motivating passages in all the Bible is found in Matthew 25:34-40, where Jesus is speaking about the time when He will come to judge everyone…
“The King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me, I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? And when did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’”
In this passage, Jesus tells us that when we help those who are poor, hungry, sick and in prison, we are actually helping Christ Himself!
May all of us seek to meet the needs of the poor!
*Image used with permission. *