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

Friday, June 12, 2015

If any person is ashamed of me and my teaching, then I will be ashamed of that person. I will be ashamed of that person at the time I come with my glory and with the glory of the Father and the holy angels. I tell you the truth. Some of you people standing here will see the kingdom of God before you die."
— Luke 9:26-27 NLT
Illustration of Luke 9:26-27 NLT —  Some of you people standing here will see the kingdom of God before you die.

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 sure don't want to make the Lord ashamed because of my behavior. However, my bigger concern is that 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 went to the Cross to boldly identify with me! (See 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 for the sacrifices he made to claim me as your child and his fellow heir of all that heaven offers. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.