DEFINED AS A SHEEP OR GOAT
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ —Matthew 25:34-36
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ —Matthew 25:41-43
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” —Matthew 25:46
There are sheep and goats, those who are blessed and those who are cursed, those that come take their inheritance and those who depart into the eternal fire, those who come into the kingdom prepared for them and those who go to the place prepared for the devil and his angels. The righteous go to eternal life and the cursed go to eternal punishment. These are joyous words and sobering words.
For every follower of Jesus there is great joy ahead and for those who did not follow Jesus there is an eternity of punishment ahead. This is encouragement to those who have believed and a warning to those who have not believed. Death is getting closer! Call on Jesus while you can (Romans 10:13) before it is too late.
The above verses are not talking about someone that does good things or bad things and that is what determines heaven or hell. No, instead the above verses are talking about those who love Jesus and are serving others out of that loving relationship with Him. He is their motivation for serving others. These verses are also talking about those who do not have a relationship with Jesus and they are not motivated out of love for Him in serving others.
What is my motivation for serving others? Do I serve others out of love for Jesus?
Dear Father may I serve others because of my love for Jesus. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-QvSnHY–Q&list=RDP-QvSnHY–Q&start_radio=1&t=65