What you did to the least of these

Salvation is by faith. Yet attaining salvation is based on how we treat the weakest members of society.



Psalm 37:3.

Jeremiah 7:5. For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings, if you thoroughly execute justice between a man and his neighbor;

Jeremiah 7:6. if you don’t oppress the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow, and don’t shed innocent blood in this place, and don’t walk after other gods to your own hurt;

Sirach 7:35. Be not slow to visit a sick man; For by such things you will gain love.

Matthew 25:35. for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.

Matthew 25:36. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’

James 1:27. Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.



Doers of the law will be justified. We Christians say salvation is by faith. Yet the New Testament calls us to put our faith into action. Otherwise our faith is worthless.

Eternal salvation cannot be bought. People cannot be redeemed with money. The ransom for a life is costly. No payment is ever enough.

Saved by faith and grace. The Bible tells us we are saved by faith and God’s grace, and not by our own works.

Showing hospitality to strangers. When three strangers arrive, Abraham welcomes them into his camp and treats them like royalty. This is called “desert hospitality.” We are to do the same.

True Fasting. Most of us think fasting is about food. But the prophet Isaiah calls for TRUE fasting. It is to undo injustice and oppression. It is to feed and clothe poor people.

What you did to the least of these. Salvation is by faith. Yet our eternity will be based on how we treat the weakest members of society.


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