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
Families are sometimes known to hold certain standards for the families when in the public eye. When a child does something that does not hold up to that standard, the parents are ashamed of that child.
Some times parents will be so ashamed of the child, that they will cut of support or an inheritance to that child.
Jesus had told the disciples that they must lose their life for His sake to gain life. Then He tells them that if anyone is ashamed of Him, then He will be ashamed of them when He returns.
Family members will often not hold to some family standard because they are ashamed of it. They feel as if it does not go with the flow of society and they are ashamed of their parents.
In the same way, there are some believers who are ashamed of Jesus, even though they would never physically say that they are ashamed. When they are in a church, they are willing to pray for someone openly, but when in a public place, they will not pray out loud for anything. The same goes for talking about God or something in the bible.
They hold different standards, depending upon where they are at or who they are with. These people are ashamed of Jesus and later when Jesus returns, He will be ashamed of them.
Jesus was willing to die on the cross in public for every person on this earth, regardless of how good or bad they are. He was not ashamed to do that. In the same way, no believer should ever be ashamed to admit that he knows Jesus or follows Jesus.
You will have opportunities to show that you follow Jesus in public. You have to make a choice as to whether you want people to know that or not.
If you back down and won’t let them know, you are ashamed of Jesus. The more you do that, the higher the chance is that when Jesus returns He will be ashamed of you. If Jesus is ashamed of you, He will not be willing to present you before the Father.
Will Jesus be ashamed of you when He returns?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will not be ashamed of Jesus; that you will be willing to talk about Jesus, the Father and the bible to anyone and everyone; that you will make known to the world that you follow Jesus; and that Jesus will not be ashamed of you.