Pr. 11:23: “The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.”
This morning I was reading in Matthew 25 about the nations being judged. There will be a day when we will be gathered before the throne of Jesus and judged.
To those sheep who have loved their neighbor as themselves, they will be told, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
To those goats who have not loved their neighbor as themselves, they will be told, “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”
Jesus says, “for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” Then the righteous asked when they did these things, and this was His answer: “Inasmuch as you did it to the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” The goats were reminded that they did not do those things.
When you are caring for people in the name of Jesus, you can look forward to a great reward. When you ignore or disregard the needs of others, you can expect wrath.
Jesus says that whoever believes on His name shall be saved. He tells us in Matthew that He also expects us to keep His command of loving our neighbors as ourselves. When we show love to those around us, we are showing love to Him.
Let’s let the devil and his angels face the everlasting fire on their own. Looking forward to your great reward, take time to reach out and care for someone today. Whatever you do to those around you, you are doing to your Savior and King. You will be rewarded fully with eternal life in the kingdom prepared just for you.