Ashamed of Him

Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Mark 8:38

This whole passage deals with the question of how we choose to live our lives.  We can live our lives for the things of the world or we can live our lives for, as Jesus put it, “may sake and the gospel’s.”  The choice is ours every day how we live, but we should be aware that there is coming a day of judgment in which all of our works will come into question.  There is a day of judgment in which the way we lived our lives as Christians will be examined.  There will be rewards passed out to some, while others will see their entire life’s work burned to ashes.

This verse gives us a sobering thought.  “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words… of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed.”  If we are ashamed of Him and His words, He will be ashamed of us at His coming.  Imagine the sadness that we will feel if the Lord Jesus Himself is actually ashamed at us when He returns.  Imagine the pain and humiliation we will feel at having made Him ashamed of us.

What can we do to avoid this terrible fate?  We can, in the words of verse 35, “lose our life for my sake and the gospel’s.”  We can not be ashamed of Him and His Words.  We can love Him and tell others about Him, boldly proclaiming His name to a lost and dying world.  If we do those things, staying close beside Him, then will hear that wonderful phrase: “well done, thou good and faithful servant.”  Let us never be ashamed of Him and His Word.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben, for encouraging us to stay close to Jesus and in His Word. There is no shame in that. God bless you!

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