Jump to Prayer FocusBible Passage for Meditation: Matthew 25:31-40
Key Verse: “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40
Jesus is clear in Matthew 28:19 when He tells us, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (ESV). He makes it clear that His followers, not just some but all, must follow in His footsteps and go.
So what qualifications do I need to have in order to be a soul winner for Jesus? This has often disturbed me, as I have felt so unfit to work for Christ. After all, I am a tax collector, literally. But then I remember the men and women that Jesus picked to follow Him, to learn from Him, and to serve Him. He picked the harlot, the fishermen, the unclean, the tax collector . . . yes, He even picked me!
Some of us have education, some of us don’t, but He still wants to use us, if we are willing.
“By all that has given us advantage over another,—be it education and refinement, nobility of character, Christian training, religious experience,—we are in debt to those less favored; and, so far as lies in our power, we are to minister unto them. If we are strong, we are to stay up the hands of the weak” (The Desire of Ages, p. 440).
He hasn’t called us for our own comfort though. He’s called us to reach out to every person that He places in our path. That includes even the least of these. How we respond to the poor around us, the naked, the hungry, and the destitute actually reveals how much we love Jesus. Matthew 25 tells us that when Jesus returns, He will divide the sheep from the goats. (That means He will divide the faithful from the unfaithful.) What determines which group we will be in? It’s determined by how we care for His children.
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:40).
So whether you feel like one of the least, or you are called to reach the least, honor God with the gifts He has given you. Ask Him to help you be faithful!
Heart Prayer Challenge:
Heavenly Father, we know what we are called to do. We know we are to serve You by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the outcast in prison, and much more. But God, it isn’t easy. We need Your Holy Spirit to guide us; to give us Your faith, hope, and love; and to strengthen us as we work for You. This world is getting darker and darker, and we want to go home. So Lord, here we are. We ask that You will equip us to labor and work for Your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
By Kat Taylor
(To read how Kat became a Seventh-day Adventist, CLICK HERE.)