It is written in Matthew 10:32-33, “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”¬† Have you ever given much thought to that statement?

It goes far beyond denying that we know Jesus. It also means to refuse, not to know or recognize Him, to reject Him in the face of former relationship or better knowledge. It means to deny, discipline, reject, contradict, give up, disown, retract, renounce, or to gainsay about Him. So armed with a better understanding of what it is to deny Jesus, we really have to examine ourselves to see if there be any denial of Jesus in us.
I could go on to say that if we have opportunity to present Jesus and be a witness for Him, and we don’t, isn’t that denying Him as well? Or what if we conveniently “forget” to tell someone about Jesus? Isn’t that denying Him?
Let me explain it like this; What if Jesus “forgets” to mention your name to His Father in heaven, as being among the saved? You will just as much be denied entrance to heaven as if Jesus said He doesn’t know you. Think about that for a moment; are you missing opportunities to confess Jesus before men? You may say, ” I’m just not good at telling people about Jesus.”
¬†Well, you’re pretty good about telling people about your job, aren’t you? You’re pretty good about telling people about things you love to do, or the football game, or what is happening in politics, right?
Grandmas, you sure seem to be able to talk about your grandkids to anyone who will stand still long enough and show them pictures! You men sure can talk about cars or the weather or the latest news or the fish pole or boat you just bought.

Let’s put this in proper perspective. I know of nothing more important that the salvation of a soul…..especially if it’s your own. And when you tell others about Jesus, you open the door for them to be saved.

Jesus said in Matthew 16:26-27, “For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of His Father with His Angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.”

I’d say in light of that statement alone, we should be actively looking for opportunities to tell people about Jesus. That’s more important than anything else you have on your calendar today.

Remember Jesus, and He will remember YOU!