What You Do To Others, You Do To Christ!

hug“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” – Colossians‬ ‭3:23

‬Scripture tells us that we are the body of Christ and He is the head of the body. We understand that the body receives it’s orders from the head and that these orders being acted out by different members (or parts) of the body, serve the head to the benefit of the entire body, even the head. Yet there is no part of the body that can be hurt and the head not feel it. No matter how small a part, when a part of the body is hurt, the head is hurt also. Likewise, when any part of the body is honored, the head is honored also unto great joy. Therefore, when we hurt others we hurt Christ, and when we honor others we honor Christ, bringing Him joy.

The word “heartily” in our opening text means “breath, life, soul“. Whatever you do, and whomever you do it for or too, do it from your heart, from your very soul as if you were doing it for, or to Christ Himself. Jesus makes it very clear that what we do to the least of these, we do to Him. We will all be judged one day according to our works and the deciding factor in our eternal residency will depend very heavily on how we treated others, for in God’s eyes, how we treated others is how we treated Him.

“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, 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. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” – Matthew‬ ‭25:31-46‬ ‭

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