Living with the goats

Matthew Bible Background

New Testament: Matt 25.33

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 25.31–46 on February 9, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Jesus revealed that at the Judgment He shall bring the people of all nations before Him and separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats:

“And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.”

– Matthew 25.33

It occurred to me as I read that verse, that before the Judgment the sheep and the goats lived together on the Earth. The time is coming when the great separation will happen, but until that time, we all live among one another.

Can I get along with the goats? Can I get along with my fellow-sheep? Am I a goat? Life may not always be pleasant, but it is my duty to be a sheep and to make life pleasant, even for the goats.

Questions:

  • What are you doing to be a sheep and to help the goats to be sheep?
  • Why will the Lord separate these two groups?

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