You Did It To Me

Matthew 25

Matthew 25:40 …

The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even the least of them, you did it to me.’”

There are two bodies of believers. One is the fleshly, physical body and commits sin. Even, the meanest fleshly follower of Jesus is acknowledged by him as his brother! What condescension of Jesus! Those, whom many would scorn are brothers and sisters of the precious Jesus. Then there is a spiritual body that goes to be with Jesus when the fleshly body dies. It will never die; it is part of the eternal kingdom of Jesus and God.

Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary says of 74 A.D. …

“And remember, that Judge has come in His glory, and now sits upon the Throne of His glory, and all the holy angels are with Him; and that it is from those glorified lips that the words come forth, ‘Ye did all this unto ME.’ O can we imagine such a word addressed to ourselves, and then fancy ourselves replying, ‘Of course we did – to whom else did we anything? It must be others than we that are addressed, who never knew, in all their good deeds, what they were about’? Rather, can we imagine ourselves not overpowered with astonishment, and scarcely able to credit the testimony borne to us by the King?

Jesus identifies himself with the needy and the suffering. This conduct is proof of possession of love for Jesus and likeness to him. The word in the Greek order is emphatic: “One of these my brethren, the least.” So the English Revised Version of 1885: “even these least.” The good works of the saints, when they are produced at death, all shall be remembered; and not the least overlooked, no not even a cup of cold water. They shall be interpreted most to their advantage, and the best construction that can be put upon them. As Jesus makes the best of our infirmities, so he makes the most of our services and faith. We take into account the works of the Israelites in 33 A.D. to 74 A.D. and the works of us today in 2017 A.D. with the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.. Think again back over the past lessons.

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