In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus talks about the final judgment. Christians have a responsibility to care for our fellowmen.Â Here is an abbreviated dialog from the cited scripture:
Verse 34: â€œThen the King will say to those on His right hand, â€˜Come, you blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for youâ€¦.for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drinkâ€¦..â€
Verse 37: â€œThen the righteous will answer Him, saying, â€˜Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drinkâ€¦.?â€
Verse 40: â€œAnd the King will answer and say to them, â€˜Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me.â€ NKJV
Suppose you saw a young man with a backpack at McDonaldâ€™s.Â He is not eating but just looking around.Â It appears that he is traveling through; perhaps he is hungry and doesnâ€™t have money to buy food.Â You are enjoying your lunch.Â What if you approached the man and asked him if he was hungry and would like a meal?Â He quickly said, â€œYesâ€.Â You bought him a meal and perhaps felt very righteous as you returned to your seat and the enjoyment of your meal.
Knowing Hebrews 13:2: â€œDo not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angelsâ€. ; might you be pleased?Â Maybe a little.
However, John 6:35 tells us, â€œAnd Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life.Â He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.â€
It haunts me that I didnâ€™t introduce that young man to my Savior, Jesus.Â I gave him food.Â But, I neglected to tell him about the Bread of Life: Jesus Christ.