Topic: Care For One Another [Friday February 10, 2017]
“For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” (Matthew 25: 35-39)
How many times have you visited people in hospitals or prisons and prayed for them? According to Mathew 25:35-46, all the sick, hungry, and less-privileged people around you are just as much the body of Christ as the Church. If the Church has a need and you refuse to play your part in meeting it, you have not discerned the body of Christ. If you do not want the judgment of God to be upon you, take care of the sick, hungry, and less-privileged. Does it not even make common sense to help others to the glory of God?
About four or five years ago, I was in Warri prison, where I saw a brother who was a member of this church languishing. He had been there for a long time. On inquiry, it was discovered that the brother was wrongly accused and detained. I demanded that the brother’s case be looked into and he was eventually released from prison. If I had not gone to the prison, would that brother have seen the light of freedom that soon?
In our local assembly, there are people who for one reason or another do not come to church anymore. Have you bothered to go and inquire after them? Many people are suffering for not discerning the body of Christ. They are not diligent about the things of Christ. You are wise if you win a soul.
WORD OF WISDOM: You are as strong as your belief in God.
PRAYER/CONFESSION: LORD, I desire to help the sick, hungry, less-privileged, and down trodden. Give me your grace to help them, in Jesus’ name.
FURTHER READING: Mathew 25:35-46, Joshua 14: 1, John 10: 11 – 15
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.