Thursday, February 19, 2009

Matthew 25:31ff

Noticed for the first time that this is a judgment of nations, not individuals. How does that change things? Does it mean that some of the response to the least of these is to be corporate, or national, or ethnic? As I considered that the least of these are Jesus' brothers, I could not help but be proud of New Life church. So many are doing ministry in these places.

Am impressed at how unwitting people are when they sin. "When did we do this?" they asked. What a question. Apparently neither the sheep nor the goats were what they would be evaluated on.

1 comment:

Diane said...

It does seem interesting that neither the sheep nor the goats knew what they would be evaluated on. But what God seems to value are in our character: mercy, compassion, love. Instead often we are selfish, or worse -- we just don't even think about other people less fortunate than ourselves.

God is tender hearted towards us and I think God loves a tender heart. I always think of 1 Peter 4:8 where we're told to have unfailing love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.