Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26
It is common for people to be embarrassed by other people that they know. A family member does something crazy in public or completely wrong and the rest of the family members are ashamed of him.
The actions can be done in fun or by accident, but are seen as not good. Others cannot believe that it was done and don’t want to be seen with that person.
Jesus stated that if anyone would be ashamed of Him or His words, He would be ashamed of them when He returns.
While many people will quietly claim to believe in Jesus, many will not openly talk about it. Their belief is often seen as something private, only for behind closed doors. The reason for this is that believing in Jesus goes against the norm of society. The things Jesus teaches goes against the world’s philosophy.
Every person who truly follows Jesus will be very different from the world. They will stand out in a crowd of people, because they do not act and talk like the world. Most people do not like to stand out, so they will hide in shame of what Jesus teaches. They will be ashamed of God’s word.
Despite what the world thinks, God’s word is true and Jesus is the only way to the Father. Jesus and His followers will be different and set apart from this world.
Any one who is ashamed of Him and His word, does not truly trust Him and is not following Him. Believers must be willing to be open about their faith and let the world know about Jesus.
As a believer you must know what you really believe and stand upon it. Do not allow the world’s ways of thinking to cause you to back down and be ashamed for what you believe. Do not be ashamed of the truth that the world is quickly rejecting.
When you choose to hide your belief in Jesus, you are being ashamed of Him. You are not being like Jesus, being bold in your witness. If you are ashamed of Him now, you are really saying that you are not really following Him. Then He will be ashamed of you later.
Don’t be ashamed of Jesus. Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will live your life for Jesus everyday; that you will be bold in your witness of Jesus; and that you will not be ashamed to be known as His follower.