February 8

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’

Matthew 25:34-36 ESV

Don’t let cancel culture affect your judgment. It breaks my heart when people are quick to cry “social gospel” at any whiff of having compassion on the poor. They are missing God.

While you could try to put a spiritual spin on those Matthew verses, as in feeding them God’s word, if you read the rest of the Bible, you can’t escape God’s compassion for the poor and His desire that we show the same. These Matthew verses are a picture of a final judgment. What’s being judged is how we treated a brother in need.

God’s heart for those in need is clear in Scripture, as is His desire we keep an open heart and hand.