Inasmuch as ye have done it

A friend commented that:

“Regarding the ‘swears a stream’ quote, never before did I notice what importance Joseph Smith placed on helping the poor in this statement, as if it’s the most important qualifier.  Check out this section of Mathew 25.  When Christ comes again and separates the sheep from the goats, the qualifier for being a sheep is again, ‘administering to the poor & dividing [one’s] substance:’

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 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.”

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