Matthew 25:35 is a beautiful and inspiring verse from the Bible that speaks of the importance of showing compassion and kindness to others. It reads, “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.”
This verse is part of a larger parable in which Jesus speaks about the importance of caring for those in need. He tells a story of a king who separates people into two groups based on how they treated those in need. The ones who showed compassion and kindness were rewarded, while those who did not were separated from God. (Matthew 25:31-46)
Matthew 25:35 highlights three specific actions we can take to show love and compassion to others: giving food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and welcoming strangers. These actions are not only practical, but they also reflect the heart of God.
As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, and this verse reminds us that this love should be demonstrated in tangible ways. We are called to show compassion to those who are hungry, thirsty, and in need of shelter. We are also called to welcome strangers and make them feel at home.
Furthermore, this verse is about more than just meeting physical needs. It is also about showing kindness and hospitality to those who may feel isolated and alone. We are creating a sense of community and belonging by welcoming strangers and inviting them in.
Matthew 25:35 reminds us that we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves and to demonstrate this love in practical ways. Let us be people who give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and welcome strangers with open arms, reflecting the heart of God and making a difference in the world around us. At our Breakthrough Equipping Center, we make it easy for you to put this verse into practice in your life. If you’ve been looking for more in your Christian life or feel like the “spark” is gone, come and experience Breakthrough by doing what Jesus said to do. You will find Jesus here.