The Doorpost: ‘When did we see You …?’
Ray King · Oct 01, 2016
Then they also will answer, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?”
Matthew 25 tells what will happen on that Day when all people stand before the Son of Man’s glorious throne. He will separate all of us into one of two groups, with the righteous on His right and the unrighteous on His left. The righteous will be commended for ministering to Him, and the unrighteous will be told that they didn’t minister to Him.
Ironically, those in both groups will ask essentially the same question: “When did we see You …?”
When we have received Jesus Christ, we will minister to those around us without realizing that we are ministering to Him. Those who have not received Him will not minister to those around them, and they will not realize it is Jesus that they are neglecting.
As you did it (or not) to one of the least of these … you did it (or not) to Me. Minister to the least of these the way you would minister if it was Jesus, because it is.