Devotions for the Poor

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Matthew 25:34-40

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye have me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clotehd me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thrist, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when aw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

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.


At 2:44 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Note: I do not believe this means we can "get to heaven" by taking care of poor people. Note that this is in the context of the judgment of nations, not individuals (though, arguably, the actions described are acts done by individuals). Alternatively, outword actions such as caring for the disadvantage would seem to be manifestations of a faith already there. If that sounds too uncomforatbly close to the Congregationalist concept of predestination for you, sorry, but there it is. Read James if it still bugs you.


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