Helping Others

Our Bible Reading today talks about helping other people. In these verses, Jesus told a story about a king and two groups of people. One group of people gave food, water and clothing to people and visited them in prison. The other group did not do those things.
In verse 40, Jesus said, “Then the king will answer, ‘The truth is, anything you did for any of my people here, you also did for me.’” Jesus was saying that when we do nice things for other people, we are really doing those things for Him.
When we help other people, we receive two rewards. First, we feel good after we help someone. That is a temporary reward. Second, we receive an eternal reward. Verse 34b tells us, “Come, my Father has great blessings for you. The kingdom he promised is now yours. It has been prepared for you since the world was made.”
Look for ways to help other people today. When you help them, you will be helping Jesus.