A Heart Like His…

For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed. He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to the foreigners living among you and gives them food and clothing. Deuteronomy 10:17-18

The only way for us to truly know the heart of the Father is to search the scriptures and dwell in His presence. And when we do, we find a heart so tender and loving not only for his redeemed son’s and daughter’s but for the fatherless, the widow, and the foreigner. God is consistently reminding the Israelites in the Old Testament to show kindness, love, and give graciously to those in need.

When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. –Deuteronomy 24:19

This calling to care for those in need is repeated over and over again throughout God’s word. But why should that matter to us? When you experience and understand the powerful love, forgiveness, and mercy of God, it transforms you from the inside out. What matters to God does matter to us, and the desire to serve our Lord and live a life pleasing to Him grows within us. And what pleases God most?

James 1:27 says, “Religion (Faith, Belief) that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in there distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

Looking after these precious people made in God’s image is so close to the heart of God that it is not something He suggests we do, or hopes we do, but calls us to do.
In Matthew 25 Jesus is talking privately with His disciples telling them the parable of the sheep and the goats, which is about judgment day and separating the believers from the unbelievers.

To the sheep he says come into my kingdom and have your inheritance, “ 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 sheep (believer) will answer him ‘Lord, when did we help 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 the goat (unbeliever) depart from me I never knew you.

We are called to love and serve the least of these. We are called to give of our time, our efforts, our love, and to be generous to those who are in need. We, His redeemed, are called to have a heart like His.

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