DAY 27: Those incarcerated (and their families on the outside)

For I was hungry and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee: or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:35-40 (KJV)

OBSERVATION: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” A question that’s been rehearsed from the time of Cain and Abel. Yes, we are. And, let brotherly love continue. A 1965 popular song by Hal David with lyrics suggesting, “what the world needs now, is love sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of: what the world needs now is love sweet love, no, not just for some, but for everyone”, is ever true. In observing the day, time and era we live, we must keep in perspective that God is love.  (Supporting Scriptures (KJV): Genesis 4:9; Hebrews 13:1-3; 1 Peter 2:17; 1 John 4:8

PRAYER:  Father, we thank you today for new grace and mercies. For we know that our strength is made perfect in weakness. Where we fail in our earthly duties and responsibilities, please forgive and create in us a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within us.

Father, your word declares that your respect for all people is the same, and he that does wrong shall receive for the wrong done.

Father, give us your burden, that is, to pray and visit those in need, to have and possess kindness, and use our will to love others as we say we love You.

(Supporting Scriptures (KJV): 2 Corinthians 12:9; Psalm 51:10; Colossians 3:25; 1 John 4:21)


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