Aside from being in the name of this ministry organization, Matthew 25:34-40 describes a series of six (6) activities for which the righteous are rewarded because they have done them to the Lord Jesus. In the passage, the righteous are unaware they have performed them to Christ, but Jesus says, "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me." So the issue is that as Christians, we ought to naturally seek to meet the needs of others - all others.
Although there are six (6) specific physical activities described addressing physical needs, we need to recognize that six is not a magic number. For each physical need, there is a spiritual need. Furthermore, there is a broader message that we are now called to meet the needs of others, demonstrating the love of Christ within for all others/all mankind.
We find the principle that God provides for everything he purposes for us to accomplish. So if we don't have the capability to meet a specific perceived need, we are not called to serve that need. We also find the principle that while God provides for all of our needs, HE intends for some of those needs to be blessed through others. By example, Genesis 2:18 states 'it is not good for man to be alone' (mankind is designed to live in relationship with others), and we serve Christ by welcoming strangers, thus satisfying their need for fellowship.
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