November 18, 2021: For the Least of These
“Then the king will answer, ‘I tell you the truth. Anything you did for any of my people here, you also did for me’” (Matt. 25:40, ICB).
In preparation for the kingdom of heaven, Jesus wants His disciples to feed, clothe and visit anyone in need. In doing so, we are blessed because we are serving Him also. Jesus explains Himself, saying that if we did this for anyone, we did it for Him. We could be missing out on serving the Lord and growing His kingdom if we ignore opportunities to help others.
This verse helps me when I am saying or doing something to or for someone. It reminds me that I want to be known for treating all people as God does and love them as He loves, for all people belong to God. I learned that we need to be watchful and pray that we don’t ignore anyone or say or do anything that does not represent the character of Christ.
This verse has helped me to share kindness with others and find pleasure sharing God’s Word in the opportunities that I get with friends and family. I am thankful for God’s promises in the Bible that encourage me when I need help and get me through difficult times. I need to surrender to Him every day and ask Him for wisdom and forgiveness for not always putting Him and the “least of these” first in my life.
Dear God, thank You for always being there for me. Please help me to remember that in everything I do, to do it for You. Help me to see You in people in need, and show me how You want me to help them. Amen.
Nolynn Dahlberg is a seventh-grader at Tappahannock Junior Academy in Virginia.