25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? 26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:25-26
It is amazing how some Christians only show up in church but don’t show up in Christ to their world. But the real deal is what people see in you when you’re out in the world. You cannot be in Christ and not show up to be counted. You have to be proud of where you are.
I have come across some Christians who are shy to publicly declare their stance. They want to be politically correct and mingle with the world. How can you be in Christ and be ashamed? You must shout it on the rooftop, -blasting your celebration for your world to know who you submit to.
It is better not to be ashamed of Jesus before men. Because It will be terrible for Jesus to be ashamed of you just because you hid your identity before your world. You owe no one an apology to be in Christ. You don’t have to hide your identity so that the world will accept you. If being in Christ will cause you to be rejected by the world, then so be it!
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. John 15:18-20
The world is programmed to be against you when you’re in Christ. Why am I saying this? Because the world, led by their master the devil, first hated our Lord. Hatred for Christians and what we believe is not because of us. The devil already set the tone – they are only carrying out the master’s instructions.
You’re The Light Of The World In Christ – Therefore, Show Up!
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
Is it not wonderful to know that you’re the light of the world? How was that possible? In Christ! The only way you can switch off your light is when you refuse to let the world know who you’re. We are God’s children sent out into the world to beam forth the Father’s light.
Don’t conform so much with the world that lighting up your world with the gospel becomes a challenge. Are you aware that someone could have been saved if only you made yourself known in your office or workplace? Today, you find some believers hiding their bibles when going to church. Technology has made it easier to conceal the bible on a smart device.
You cannot be in Christ and not be proud of where you’re. Christ is the real deal! One can gain the whole world, but that cannot be compared to the one who has gained the fullness of Christ. To be in Christ was God’s master plan right from the beginning. It is a dream come true for everyone who is saved.
Therefore, make it your goal to herald the glorious gospel of our Lord and savior. You’re in the best place in Christ. There is no better place to be. Never be shy of who you’re. Let your world know you’re in Christ, and very proud of it. Even though the world today has a lot going against believers, don’t give up. Stan up and be counted for the Lord. Stay blessed.
Read Further: Acts 5:22-42
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the grace to stand firm in Christ and not be ashamed of my place in you. I receive the grace to continually herald your name in the world. Amen