HOST: Ron House
“And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
As comforting as it is to think about standing before God and have Jesus affirm that you are His before the angels of God, can there be any more terrifying thought than to be standing in that same situation and have Him utter the words, “I don’t know him”? If you have ever been guilty of thinking that confessing Christ wasn’t a big deal, then this passage certainly ought to change your mind. To be willing to confess our belief in Christ and our relationship with Him is vital to our faithfulness and salvation. Sometimes that confession is made amidst the comfort and encouragement of a loving and supportive Christian family and is an easy step to take. At other times, we may find ourselves in a much more hostile environment of skeptics, naysayers, and unbelievers who would scoff at our belief and chosen way of life. But regardless of the circumstances, we are called to confess our faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of the world. May God help us to have the strength and courage to confess Christ whenever and wherever we are given the opportunity to do so.
Why is it sometimes difficult to confess Christ?
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