Luke 9:26 Will Jesus Be Ashamed Of You?

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.

Psalm 101:2 Being Careful

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I will be careful to lead a blameless life–when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. Psalm 101:2 

It is common to hear of people whose lives look great in the public world, but are horrible in the home. Inside the home, behind closed doors there is often abuse, lies, cheating, and more.

This occurs because most people think that no one can see or know about what is happening behind the closed doors.

Those who live like this, will often begin to live in the same way in the public life. If they cheat or lie in the private home, they will do the same in the public world. Often these actions are excused and accepted by many, except by those who are hurt by the actions.

In the psalm, the write states that he will conduct his private affairs with a blameless heart. He will strive to make sure that there is nothing that he can be blamed on.

There are many in the church who are living in the same way as the world. During church, they live and speak as a believer, but in the private of their homes, they live in perpetual sin.

Being private can be in the physical home or in the mind. Thoughts and physical actions occur that are sin. Sadly it is common to hear of abuse, both physically and mentally, inside of Christian homes. Often it is heard of ministers or leaders in the church who have been caught in a private sin, destroying their ministry.

Believers must strive to live a blameless life, no matter where they are. Jesus said that what is said in private will be broadcast in the open. Private sins will be revealed in the end.

In your private life, both in the home and your mind, what are you living? If someone where to take a look at it and judge it, would there be purposeful sin?

Many believers talk about the grace of God and that they are free to live life. This is true, but not to sin. You must flee all sin and strive to live a blameless life. Jesus did not forgive you so that you can go and sin again.

Allow God to take control of your home and your mind. Change the way you act and think to mirror that of Jesus. Strive to live a blameless life because of what Jesus did for you.

I pray today that you will know the forgiveness Jesus provides; that God will reveal to you things you must change; that God’s Holy Spirit will guide you in living a blameless life; and that your thoughts and actions will be ones of God.

Job 1:8 Being Watched

Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no ono on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” Job 1:8

At some point in time, Satan comes before God from wandering around the earth. Satan was known for trying to seek out people to get them to turn away from God. God asks him if he ever considered trying to attack Job. God calls Job a blameless and upright man. Satan had seen Job, but believed he was protected by God and could not touch him.

One of the greatest fears many people have is that they are being watched by someone else. People want to have their privacy, both in private and in public. Many are concerned about privacy on the internet, knowing that all their websites they see can be tracked and known by others.

The truth is that people are being watched all the time and that there is nothing that can be done about it. People watch other people in stores, on the street, in a church, everywhere they go. Along with people watching others, both God and Satan are watching people also.

Satan is watching you to find a way to get you to sin against God. He is looking to see where he can find your weakness to sin. His goal is to tempt you to sin and get you to actually sin.

God is also watching you. He wants to see you live for Him. When you dedicate your life to Him, He is watching. Sometimes God sees that your heart is truly dedicated to Him, so He chooses to let you be tempted by Satan, believing that you will make the right choice. God sees that you are blameless in Jesus and turn from evil.

It is then that God may give Satan permission to look at you and tempt you. God is testing you to see if you are strong and faithful to Him. Satan will test you to see if you are weak and unfaithful to God.

Are you living your life in such a way that God is willing to put your life on the line with Satan?

Keep your eyes and life focused on God. Make sure you are living faithfully for God. God and Satan are watching how you are living. They both want you.

I pray today that you will live for God; that God will give you strength to be faithful to Him; and that you will bring honor to God in all you say and do.

Luke 12:8 Public Acknowledgement

“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.” Luke 12:8

Jesus started talking about who a person should be most concerned about. Each person should be concerned about what God thinks more than what another man thinks. Who you are concerned about will show up in who you publicly acknowledge.

In society, many times you will see a public official recognize someone publicly. They will make a statement about something the person had done bringing him honor and recognition. This will lift that person up, often giving him a boost in his life or business.

Other times you may have seen a public official deny knowing even their own relationship or some other person. That other person can bring a bad report with being acknowledged.

As a believer you are to recognize Jesus in the public eye. You must be willing to admit knowing Him.

Many believers are being a silent witness. They do not talk about Jesus to anyone at anytime except in church. In the public eye, you would not know they are believers of Jesus. According to Jesus, these people will be unrecognized by Him.

Acknowledging Jesus publicly can take many different forms. You can tell others about Jesus; tell others why you stand for or against various things because of your belief in Jesus; tell others that you help them because Jesus helped you; tell others you love and forgive them because Jesus loved and forgave you; and many other ways.

Look for ways to bring up Jesus in all of your conversations. Allow God to be so much a part of your life that you cannot help but acknowledge Him everywhere you go in everything you do.

Do not be ashamed of Jesus. If you are ashamed of Him now, He will be ashamed of you later in heaven. Do not disown Jesus in your public life. Do not keep Jesus just in your private life. Make a public announcement about Jesus.

I pray today that God will give you the boldness to be His witness; that you will not be ashamed of Jesus; that you will tell others about Jesus; that you will not try to hide your following Jesus; and that God will build His kingdom through you.