Sunday, 8 November 2015

To not give what one has is itself a Vile Sin

God will judge all people one day according to their works. Although one is not saved by works, nor can be, it is one's works that determine one's righteous, which is obtained through faith in Christ alone.

Matthew 25:40-45 makes this clear:

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me

 A person who does not give what he has to others, is one who lives for himself. The wrath of God abides against such people (Romans 2:8).

What do you earn that is yours? None of what you have is yours, nor is that which you have a "right" to. All of it is given by God for you to use for His glory, which can only be done by giving what one has out of selfless love. 

What a person does with his possessions indicates the path he is on, either the path of Life or path of death. 

But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:17-18).