Matthew 25:35-36 (NLT)
35 “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.”
Why are these simple words so out of touch with what the world says is right? Probably because at the end of the day, they are in conflict with survival of the fittest.
Or are they? If fittest is about me or you as an individual, then yes, they are. But if it’s about us as a species, then no, they aren’t in conflict. They definitely aren’t. That then begs the question – if these words aren’t in conflict, then why do we foist responsibility for performing them onto other organizations like our government and NGO’s? What makes the abdication of responsibility OK? Nothing.
Because we have abdicated our responsibilities, we have what we have for a social safety net, and that safety net has become a tool for some pretty evil folks to exploit for their purposes. We complain about our taxes and throw a pittance toward an NGO. We fall for the world’s lies and demand more.
1 Corinthians 3:19-20 (NLT)
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.” 20 And again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise; he knows they are worthless.”
Colossians 3:15 (NLT)
15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Proverbs 16:28 (NLT)
28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends
Psalm 138:8 (NLT)
8 The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
Don’t abandon me, for you made me.
It’s time to get in touch with God’s plan.