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.
If we heard a knock on the door and found Jesus on the other side of the door would we not do anything to serve Him? Would we not do everything in our power to please Him, serve Him and tend to His every need? If Christ said I’m hungry we would put our best food in front of Him.
If He said I need clothes to wear, would we provide our very best offerings to Him? I think the answer to everyone of these questions is a resounding Yes!
The next question is when was the last time we had the opportunity to serve one of the least of Gods children? How did we serve that brother or sister? Did we do it with the zeal we would have if Christ was in front of us? As the scriptures say “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Did we serve the best way we could. Was our offering done with the same passion as if we were doing it unto our Lord?
Another way to look at this scripture is that whenever we serve our fellow man we are serving the Lord. If our heart is pure and full of Charity, the pure love of Christ, then our service is done well and it is counted to us the same as if we were serving our Saviour. Likewise if when we serve others it is done with a grudging, resentful heart, that is counted unto us the same as if that was the way we would serve the Lord.
The scriptures teach us not to run faster than we have strength, we need to pace ourselves. We need to provide for our families, live up to our comitments. We can’t give it all away but if our heart is right with the Lord and our service genuine then our reward will be rich as we serve or brothers and sisters. We will prosper according to the will of the Lord.
Also consider Matthew 25:45
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.