Thursday, April 8, 2010
For Jesus, To Jesus
Helping the helpless, giving to those without, serving the undeserving - righteousness in action that we do for (AND TO!) Jesus Himself.
This is a thought from Matthew 25 where Jesus equates doing acts of righteousness to others with doing those same acts to Him. It's an amazing thought - we are serving Jesus (not just others) when we serve those around us.
That's an incredible motivation to keep going, to keep serving, to stay in a marriage, to keep loving a frustrating child, to bless a coworker, to aid the lady reaching for the pancake mix on the top shelf at Kroger, and on and on we go. Don't grow weary in doing good, Paul exhorts in Galatians 6. Not only will we see fruit, but we serve Jesus.