January 28, 2016
32-33: “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven."
Today’s QT is calling everyone to live a life of testimonial, and Jesus makes two promises, that He will stand for those before the Father those who stand for Him before men, and He will disown those before the Father those who disown him before men. This is probably the reason why some people would rather be persecuted and die as a Christian, than be forced to renounce their faith before men.
Today, I’m not in such harsh conditions. Most hardship I get is probably being looked at as being weird, so I really don’t have a big problem letting everyone know of my faith. However, I wonder if I still could if a gun was put to my head. I think it might depend on how spiritually awake I am that day, and whether or not I can remember the promises Jesus makes in today’s verses.
So thankful that I am not in such a dire situation, but I do have challenging time of my own trying to live a life according to my faith, as well as trying to spread the gospel to those around me and closest to me, like my father.
Application: call dad