Dont Be Denied
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 10:33
When I think about the first disciples I wonder how strong their faith must have been to believe Jesus was the Son of God. They didnt have the Bible to read like we do. Peter, who was afraid for his own life, denied Jesus 3 times. The Bible says that Peter "wept bitterly" because he remembered jesus said he would deny Him and how many times.
Being a christian and loving Jesus is not popular, but the reward is far better than any one thing this world could ever offer. John 15:19 says If ye were of the world the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefor the world hateth you.
Christians are called many things, Jesus freaks, strange, holy rollers, holier than thou, goodie two shoes, hypocrites, and the list goes on. I am far from perfect and sometimes I fall short of what I should be. But because He loves me and He shows great mercy and forgiveness, just like Jesus chose me, I choose Him. When you walk close to Him you dont want to be the way you were or like the world. I would rather be called those silly names than to hear....depart from me, I never knew you....(Matthew 7:23).
We live in a country where we are free to worship God and so many of us take that for granted. One day we are sold out for Jesus and the next day we are living like the world. When you fall and there is no one there to pick you up, there is one who will. His name is Jesus. I'm so glad I know Him and He knows me.
I hope this has blessed you today.