What is expected of us?

Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. (Isaiah 58:7 NLT)

How do we show our love for God? How do we become others-centered instead of self-centered? Isaiah said we should feed the hungry and give shelter to the homeless, provide clothes to those that need them. I like the last phrase of this verse – don’t hide from relatives that need our help. That can be a tough one when you have a needy relative that does not know how to handle money, is on drugs, etc. Help can come in many different forms, not necessarily giving money but time spent in prayer, time spent in encouraging them. Helping them make decisions to overcome the struggles that Satan has bound them with.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:34-40 NIV

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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