For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. Matthew 25:35-36
When we read these scriptures, what is the first thing that comes to mind? You probably think about a homeless person you helped or someone else in need. But what about our own family? Do you apply these scriptures to your own children? When I look around these days seems like a lot of families are neglecting each other let alone strangers.
God gave us the gift and responsibility to be a Father or Mother, a Husband or Wife , we should take that responsibility with great care. Family is the foundation of human life, God created the family as a structure for the human race. In todays society we see that breaking down more and more
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40
Jesus is saying whatever you do for one of your children , you have done it for him. When your kids are young they are vulnerable, helpless, defenseless. God put you in the position of parent to take care of them. When people abuse or neglect that power, they are abusing or neglecting Jesus.
We need to start making our families a higher priority than ourselves. Your career will come and go but your family is forever. How your house is being ran is a true reflection on your spiritual life.
If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? James 2:16
Its good to feed our families spiritual needs but our family has physical needs. Take care of your family, don’t lose sight on your primary purpose as a Parent or Spouse. Because what you do for your family , you do for Jesus Amen