Not Ashamed

Mark 8:38 presents us with a powerful challenge from Jesus:

“If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

These words call us to examine the depth of our commitment to Christ and the implications of embracing or rejecting Him.

Shame or Glory

Jesus’ statement highlights the weightiness of our response to Him. If we shrink back from identifying with Christ or feel ashamed of His words, we risk missing out on the fullness of His glory.

Conversely, when we boldly embrace Jesus, obey His teachings, and proclaim Him as Lord, we position ourselves to share in His future glory. Our response in this present age has eternal implications.

Will we prioritize the acceptance and approval of the world, or will we stand firm in our commitment to Jesus, regardless of the opposition we may face?

Living Unashamedly for Christ

To live unashamedly for Christ means embracing the cross, willingly taking up the call to follow Him. It involves a wholehearted commitment that permeates every area of our lives.

When we identify with Jesus and His teachings, we acknowledge Him as the true source of life, love, and salvation. We become willing participants in His mission to bring redemption and hope to a broken world.

Living unashamedly for Christ requires courage, steadfastness, and a willingness to prioritize His kingdom above all else. It is a daily surrender of our will to His, trusting that His ways are higher and His purposes are worth pursuing.

Mark 8:38 challenges us to evaluate our commitment to Jesus. Will we be ashamed of Him and His words, conforming to the patterns of this world? Or will we wholeheartedly embrace Him, even when it means standing against the prevailing culture?

Your response matters, both in this present age and for eternity. Choose today to live unashamedly for Christ, embracing the cross and following Him with courage and conviction.

You can rest assured; living your life, unashamed of Jesus, that Jesus will not be ashamed of you but will welcome you into His glorious presence when He comes again.