God’s Call to Loving Service Part – 6

Mathew 25: 37 – 40 —–  “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 King 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.’

In the above scripture, we see that in meeting the needs of the hungry, sick and imprisoned, we are ministering directly to Jesus, who considers the poor, the sick and the imprisoned to be Hs brothers. By giving our lives to others in the love of God, we see the face of Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians2:8-10 —— For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  not of works, lest anyone should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Jesus has made this absolutely clear that the Holy Spirit will always cause us to reach out to those that are broken. But we must reflect on our lives and ask ourselves whether we want positions in the church like the sons of Zebedee or we are willing to serve others with a servant’s heart.

God has saved us by dying on the cross and sending us the Holy Spirit. The very reason we have been recreated is for good works. The Lord makes it clear that we are judged based on our loving service. There are people around who are in need and God has recreated us and has given this ministry to help everyone through love.

God gave us His only Son because He loved us and that same God has poured that love into each one of us. What are we doing with that love? Is our life Christian life self-centred or do we go out and serve others? God not only said that He loves us but demonstrated it by sending His Son to take our place. We need to demonstrate our love by reaching out to the least of our brethren.

Salvation comes through Jesus but after being deep rooted in Jesus, we as branches are supposed to produce the fruit.

God saves us apart from any human works by Grace through Faith, resulting in a life of good works.

HOW WILL YOU ANSWER THE KING WHEN HE SAYS: “WHAT DID YOU DO WITH WHAT I GAVE YOU?”

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