What Jesus Did! 'Ashamed?' — Luke 9:26-27

Monday, June 12, 2023

[Jesus continued,] "If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Kingdom of God."
— Luke 9:26-27 NLT

Key Thought

Many of us live in a culture that ridicules faith. Oh sure, some give passing reference to Jesus, but their hearts don't belong to him, and they might as easily use his name in vain as they do in honor. I don't know about you, but I surely don't want to make the Lord ashamed because of my behavior. I don't want to dishonor him, whether by things I do and say or things I do not do or say. I want to be bold and courageous with my faith in Jesus. Why? Because he left heaven and became human to identify with me, with us, and to go to the cross for us. [1] He boldly risked everything because of his love for us and his desire to be our trustworthy intercessor before the Father. [2]

[1] Hebrews 2:14-15.
[2] Hebrews 2:16-18.

Today's Prayer

Give me courage and boldness, O God, that I might always demonstrate my allegiance and my love for the Lord Jesus and my deep gratitude for the sacrifices he made to claim me as your child and his fellow-heir of all that heaven offers. In his name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 1:16-17
  • 2 Timothy 1:7-14
  • Philippians 1:20

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Illustration of Luke 9:26-27 NLT — "If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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