Word 4U Today

‘I AM NOT ASHAMED’ (1)

‘I AM NOT ASHAMED’ (1)

The Psalmist wrote, ‘They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed.’

As a Christian, a follower of Christ, that should be your testimony.

Because you trust Him, you can say, ‘I am not ashamed’ of:

1) His birth. Mary was His mother, but God was His Father. He was not tainted with inherited or practiced sin, hence He meets all of God’s requirements to be our Savior.

2) His miracles. He didn’t ask for payments for His miracles. Not one supernatural act was performed for selfish or ostentatious purposes, but only to help people.

3) His preaching. Even His enemies had to admit, ‘…No man ever spoke like this Man!’ (John 7:46 NKJV). Other men’s words inform us; His words transform us.

4) His claims. He said, ‘…He that hath seen me hath seen the Father…’ (John 14:9 KJV). God’s deity is fully expressed in Christ.

5) His death. He bore your shame. You were morally and spiritually bankrupt. However, He satisfied all of God’s claims against you at the cross, writing ‘Paid in full’ across your account.

6) His resurrection. ‘Lifted up was He to die, it is finished was His cry. Now in heaven exalted high, Hallelujah, what a Savior.’ And His promise is, ‘…Because I live, you will live also’ (John 14:19 NKJV).

7) His mediator-ship. Picture this: when you fail, He stands before God on your behalf and offers His blood as atonement for your sin. If you saw Him now you would say, ‘I am not ashamed of Jesus.’

Verse of the Day:

‘They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed.’ Psalms 34:5 NKJV

What now?

If there’s a part of your life that feels more ‘religion’-based than relationship-with-God based, pray for ways to bring it back towards a love-inspired act of true Christianity. Make the practical decision to change your approach towards it. 

Joy Ferdiz

December 1st, 2013

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