Study: Consider the background.
Jesus told this parable to help people see God in the faces of those we typically would not acknowledge; the hungry, thirsty, poor, naked, sick, and imprisoned. Jesus was intentional about indicating that we are expected to act. Our world has needs, and our actions are crucial to creating in this world an environment that more closely resembles the kingdom God intended for this world.
Read: Follow the parables and teachings of Jesus, as Jesus moved ever closer to the cross.
Sunday, Matthew 25:31-46, Last Judgment
Monday, Psalm 98:7-9, Psalm
Tuesday, Matthew 24:29-51, Teachings of Jesus
Wednesday, Matthew 25:14-30, Parables of Jesus
Thursday, Matthew 26:1-5, The Plot to Kill Jesus
Friday, Matthew 26:6-13, The Anointing at Bethany
Saturday, Matthew 26:14-16, Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus