By Chris Ayakhilome
Whoso ever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father.
As a child of God, you must be very definite about your commitment to Christ. The Lord Jesus made it abundantly clear that there can be no middle - ground when it comes to expressing your allegiance to Him-it got to be all or nothing.
Some people deny Jesus sometimes without knowing it. For example, someone may mockingly ask a Christian, "Are you now one of those born again folks?" and to protect his so-called "reputation" he evades the question and gives a general moralistic answer. He may not know it, but he just blew a big opportunity to identify with Jesus. He ought to have boldly declared "Yes! I belong to Jesus!" Some hide their Bibles when they are in the midst of others, so people won't know they are Christians; that's wrong.
The most honorable, sublime, and worthy personality you could ever be identified with is the Lord Jesus. Be proud of your association with Him and those for whom he died. Never tuck-in your head in shame when those who are unlearned in the things of God make derogatory remarks about Christians and what they believe. Be proud of your identity as a born-again, spirit-filled, tongue-talking child of God.
Nothing in this world is worth clinging to at the expense of your commitment to Christ. There is no greater honor than to belong to the Lord Jesus Christ! Stand up tall for him everywhere you are and let others know that you're a Christian. When you do, he too will stand up tall on your behalf.
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