by PamFord Davis
12/31/2009 / Devotionals
How sharp is your memory? Most of us can more easily recall days long ago than our lunch yesterday. Do you remember your first junior high dances? Were you shy and a wallflower, or the life of the party? I've been told that girls mature earlier than boys and I tend to believe that general rule. Preteen girls begin to be interested in the opposite sex and share details of their latest crush. She makes eyes at her dream boat; and he thinks she has cooties. He goes to planned dances or parties only when coaxed by his mother, and spends the evening with the rest of the boys by the refreshment table. Like the War Between the States there are lines drawn. Boys crowd together in one side of the room and the girls are left alone in misery on the opposite side.
The Bible shares the details of another crowd going separate ways. "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. 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. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on His left. 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: 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; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me' (Matthew 25: 31-36 NKJ)." Jesus explained that any kindness shown to others is also personal care for Him.
The goats were cast into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Failing to show expressions of love resulted in eternal punishment. They would be separated from God, and from those who faithfully served the Lord by showing compassion to those in need. When the party is over what group will we be in?
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, also in Mary HollingsworthÃ¢s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
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