“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 will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the Master will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me’ (Matthew 25:35-40).
In Luke 11:37-38, the bible said that the Pharisees (religious folk) were astonished, another translation used the words shocked and somewhat offended, that Jesus did not wash His hands before the consecrated meal. This washing of the hands was for ritual rather than hygienic purposes. Notice what the Lord said in response, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness. Foolish ones! “(verse 39-40).
Our external expression (or preparation) of sanctification and holiness means absolutely nothing if our hearts haven’t been discipled. It means absolutely nothing to partake in the ordinance’s of the church: Communion/Lord’s Supper, Foot Washing or Baptism if you cannot forgive those who hurt you and have compassion on the brokenhearted. It mean’s absolutely nothing if you pay your tithes or give monetary offerings but do not feed those who hunger. It mean’s absolutely nothing if you can quote scripture but you’re unable to abound in the spirit of submission, meekness and lowliness of self. It means absolutely nothing if you have the gift of prophecy, teaching, healing, administration, etc. or speak in tongues and cannot love your neighbor as yourself. For God has called the believer to do the former without neglecting the latter.
He that has a ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit of the Lord say’s.
Dear Heavenly Father, Loving and Faithful One. Above all, teach us how to love like You. In Jesus’ name we pray.
“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela
Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!
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