Read: Matt 25:32-33 (NIV) All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
"One for you, one for me." my sister counted, as she separated the bag of candy into two piles. We had bought the candy at the corner store, pooling our entire life savings of fourteen cents. The bag was as big as a small melon, and looked never-ending. As I watched her, however, something became very clear to me. She was putting the best candy in her pile, and giving me what she didn’t like. When I asked why she was doing that, she said "Because that’s what I like best".
Isn’t it the same with God? He knows what He likes best, and He knows what is best, and so that is what He will choose. God wants those who want to be with Him, those who will do as He asks, those who will be productive for the kingdom. Let’s strive to be on God’s right hand, a position of honor and power. We can do that by being obedient to His Word, living it out in our lives.
Father, show me how to be the sheep of Your hand, and how to let You by my Shepherd. Amen.
Additional readings: Ps 78:52; Ezek 34:12; John 10:27
Read: Isa 65:22 NIV
God is Like an Evergreen