Are you a sheep or a goat? Why do you need to know the answer to this question:
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 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." --Matthew 25:31
Read on, weigh your heart, and discover if you are a sheep or a goat.
Have you ever had to ask someone:
“Is there any medicine to keep me from feeling hungry?
Yes? But, this isn’t so you can lose weight. It’s to lose the pain--the numbing pain of hunger.
Have you ever had to tell your child:
“We don’t have any food in the house. This is all I could pull together. You’re going to have to eat it or go to bed hungry.”
Yes? But, then you hand your child a cookie made of dirt, water, and the little bit of flour you had left?
Have you ever prayed over your food:
“God, please bless this food for the nourishment of our bodies?”
Yes? But, it’s because the dirt cookie you just gave your child is made from the same dirt people walk on, spit on, and use the bathroom on. And, even if the dirt cookie gives your child worms, you pray MOST OF ALL for it to stop your child’s pain of hunger?
What would you ask someone just so you could stop the pain of hunger?What would you tell a child so you can stop their cries of hunger?
This is what sheep will do and what God will do:
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,” –Matthew 25:34-35
“…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ –Matthew 25:40
This is what goats will do and what God will do:
“‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat,” –Matthew 25:41-42
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’” –Matthew 25:45
The freedom of this personality test is that you get to decide the outcome. This is the same freedom you get when you open up your heart and let Christ in.
So, you are free to choose. What are you going to be today? A Sheep or A Goat?
In Latin "Lucien' means "light or illumination" and the suffix "-ary" means "the holder of".