There’s a lot of fear in America today, and with good reason, it would seem. People are concerned about their retirement, about terrorism, about an intrusive government. Some people are afraid of an economic collapse, so they stockpile food and supplies.
I promised that you would hear from my four children about how giving up their beds to strangers as kids has affected their adult life—and you will. In just a moment. But first, let me recap for those of you who have no idea what you’ve stumbled into.
How big is your house? Do your children each have their own bedroom? What about a family room? A den? An office? Two offices? A laundry room? Two bathrooms? Three? More?
Wonderful! I’m happy for you. I truly am. But with abundance comes responsibility. Let me tell you about some people who have very little but share it willingly and with open hearts.
I’m a 100% saved-by-grace-through-faith-and-not-by-works person, but sometimes Matthew 25 makes me a little nervous.
So, what’s in this scary chapter anyway?
Because it’s a lengthy passage, I’ll summarize some of it. “Imagine knowing for all eternity that you sent Jesus out to sleep with the cows and sheep.”
Verse 31 talks about the Son of man returning and gathering all nations to be judged (not anyone’s favorite subject). He sets up two lines: one on the right for the sheep, and one on the left for the goats.