Did Not Do It

Did Not Do It by Kirk Hunt

Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

Matthew 10:44-45 NKJV

Standing before the throne of God, folks will find out they did not do it. They did not serve the brothers and sisters of Jesus. Not because they did not serve, but because they made decisions about who they would serve.

Father-God loves all of His children. The neat and clean kids have no better grip on His heart than the messy and dirty children. No father or mother, worthy of the title, would appreciate you mistreating one of their precious offspring.

Scripture tells us that Father-God sees us as His children. We are siblings of Jesus. How we treat each other, reveals how and why we love Jesus.

There, before the throne of God, your acts of service will be evaluated. Will he set you on His right hand or His left hand? Will He say you did, or did not, serve Him through the least of these?

Think: God cares for all His children, even the ones we do not value.

Pray: “Father-God, help me to deliver Your care and concern to everyone I meet.

Copyright © January 2023, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press. You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.

Worth Many Sparrows

Worth Many Sparrows by Kirk Hunt

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.

Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:29, 31 NKJV

Sometimes I feel lost and alone. I think there is nothing worst than to feel unloved and forsaken. God is concerned about me and is working for my good. I am of more value than many sparrows.

Jesus tells us that God cares about the details of our lives. He cares enough to act; He provides for and protects us. We just have to remember His love, and act out our faith in Him.

I have more than enough food to eat. My house and home is warm and secure. I laugh (and argue) with my wife, sons, friends, coworkers, and extended family.

I realize these truths when I pause to be grateful. I have to stop and notice that God cares for me. I am of more value than many sparrows.

As you read or hear of this writing, remember you are loved and cared for by the God of creation. He delivers His love to you in many different ways and formats. Stop and consider how much He concerns Himself about you. As good as the sparrows have it, you receive God’s best.

Think: God cares for and about me.

Pray: “Father-God, help me to remember Your care and concern for my life and soul.

Copyright © January 2023, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press. You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.

No Greater Love

No Greater Love By Kirk Hunt

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

John 15:13

 

The test came, and three true Americans passed. Good men refused to stand by and let evil triumph. For friends they may not have truly met, they proved their greater love.

 

It is appropriate on this Memorial Day that we Americans recognize this fresh proof that freedom is not free. It requires men and women, many without arms or armor, to stand in courage. Some will make the ultimate sacrifice, out of love.

 

Real love requires standing against all enemies, foreign and domestic, natural and spiritual. Real love stands against sin, hate and violence with grace and truth. All too often, the enemy of our souls, or his agents, will retaliate viciously.

 

However they act, God’s people are commanded to respond in love and grace. Even when provoked, God’s people must respond as Jesus would. His greater love lives in us and finds its expression through us. Sometimes at the risk of being known as a hero.

 

Jesus knew He would face the ultimate test. He refused to stand by and let mankind continue in separation from God. Jesus stood in courage and made the ultimate and eternal sacrifice, on the Cross. He proved that the evidence of greater love requires action.

 

I pray you are never tested this way. May His wisdom and grace lead you around or past any situation. Still, do not hesitate to become a known hero. True heroes are in short supply.

 

Think: Jesus gave His life to save us from the enemy of our souls.

 

Pray: “Lord, guide me in Your wisdom, with courage.”

 

Copyright © May 2017, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press. You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.