Daily Worship


Malcolm MacGregor December 05, 2012 0 0

Matthew 25:31-41

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“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.’

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

​Lord Jesus,

One day you will bring us to your place of judgement.

Calling us to account for what we have done.

You will separate to the right and to the left.

Separating as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Which will it be?

Did we see you in the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick or the captive? 

Or did we pass by on the other side?

Did we offer the least of these a cup, an invitation, clothing, care or a visit?

Or did we think only of ourselves, our status or our reputation?

Lord, help us to see you in everyone.

Increase our faith so that we do not give into fear.

Lead us by your love and help us trust and serve you.



written by Malcolm MacGregor