Have you ever failed to acknowledge knowing someone who came around while you were with others? Was there a sense of shame in allowing others to know you knew them? I have had teens share with me how they had experienced not being acknowledged at school by those who were from their church youth group. It made them feel there was no true connection to these in spite of sharing the name “Christian”
Now, what if that individual had been someone who had greatly impacted your life; even saved it! Would it be safe to say there would be no hesitation in drawing the attention of otherNow, what if that individual had been someone who had greatly impacted your life; even saved it! Would it be safe to say there would be no hesitation in drawing the attention of other
Jesus stated. . .
“(38) F“(38) For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38 ESV)
Does that not sound fair enough? As characterized by many of that day, we still live among an adulterous and sinful generation! The stuff of this world (note Mark 8:36-37) and its ideologies are taking the place of the Sovereign position truly belonging to Jesus. He came into this world to seek and to save the lost. (Luke 19:10) In Him our salvation is found. (Acts 4:11-12) He has delivered us from the wrath of God. (Romans 5:9) Having been saved by Him, why would we ever be ashamed to acknowledge Him? By the actions and words of our life is our relationship with Christ being acknowledged?
It has been said, “You should never be embarrassed for standing for the truth and doing what’s right.” [shared by Tom Green in connection with 1 Peter 4:16
The worst thing we could ever experience is for Jesus to say, “I never knew you.” (Matthew7:23) Jesus is the Truth! (John 14:6) May we continue to truly acknowledge Him and all the truth associated with Him. (Ephesians 4:21) In that relationship we can be assured of Him acknowledging us!
Have a great day ACKNOWLEDGING THE ABIDING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD!