August 25, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL

August 25, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL 

THE DAILY FOUNTAIN
DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)
DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2019
(Trinity 10)

TOPIC - BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL 

READ: MATTHEW 25:31-46 (NKJV)
31. “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
32. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
33. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
34. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 

35. 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;
36. I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37. “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
38. When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
39. Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
40. And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
41. “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
42. for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
43. I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44. “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’
45. Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
46. And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

THE MESSAGE:
As the righteous give up the selfish life, they are to embrace acts of mercy as the rule of the new life. Our Lord Jesus Christ will one day sit on the throne of His glory and He will separate the people one from another.
The word ‘nation’ used here refers to persons and not to countries, just as the Lord said to Rebecca about the two nations (persons) in her womb. A kingdom has been prepared for the righteous from the foundation of the world.
It is good for us to note that the acts that commended the righteous to the praise of the King were acts of mercy done in the service of mankind. This, in part, is a continuation of what we saw yesterday the life of service through the act of mercy.
The righteous think about (serving) others, and not about themselves. This impressed the Lord very much. In hunger, the righteous gave Him food; in thirsty, drink; as a stranger, he was taken in, etc. Let us begin to minister to others.

PRAYER: Lord, please grant me the grace to do Your will and make heaven at last, in Jesus Name. Amen.
August 25, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL August 25, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on August 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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