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Never Ashamed (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

13 Oct

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
Never Ashamed
October 14
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 10:32)

Gracious promise! It is a great joy to me to confess my Lord. Whatever my faults may be, I am not ashamed of Jesus, nor do I fear to declare the doctrines of His cross. O Lord, I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart.
Sweet is the prospect which the text sets before me! Friends forsake and enemies exult, but the Lord does not disown His servant. Doubtless my Lord will own me even here and give me new tokens of His favorable regard. But there comes a day when I must stand before the great Father. What bliss to think that Jesus will confess me then! He will say, “This man truly trusted Me and was willing to be reproached for My name’s sake; and therefore I acknowledge him as Mine.” The other day a great man was made a knight, and the Queen handed him a jeweled garter; but what of that? It will be an honor beyond all honors for the Lord Jesus to confess us in the presence of the divine Majesty in the heavens. Never let me be ashamed to own my Lord. Never let me indulge a cowardly silence or allow a fainthearted compromise. Shall I blush to own Him who promises to own me?

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app – http://www.LookingUpwardApps.com/fcb

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7 responses to “Never Ashamed (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

  1. terry1954

    October 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    i can’t imagine anyone being ashamed of Jesus, but of course, in reality, there are many who are

     
    • forhisgloryandpraise

      November 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM

      Yes there are, and we need to remember if we are ashamed of him, he will be ashamed of us as well. We need to be brave for him, and courageous in standing for him always.

       

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