Defending God’s Name
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.
Read Matthew 10:32-42
As we again examine the same text we looked at yesterday, we want to
study the finer points revealed in it. The Lord Jesus says that our confession
stands or falls according to our relationship with Him. Whoever confesses
Him before mankind, the Lord will confess before His Father; whoever denies
the Lord, He will also deny knowing them before His Father. This is a
very penetrating text. Confessing the Lord’s name does not only mean that
we take the Lord’s name upon our lips, but that our whole life conforms to
We so often remain silent when we ought to speak, both at school and work.
By doing so we are denying the Lord. When we truly confess the Lord’s
name, then we acknowledge that He alone can save us. This truth is especially
being challenged today. To believe that the Christian faith is the only
true religion is regarded by many people to be an ostentatious assumption,
yet it is important to speak of the uniqueness and vitality of Christian beliefs.
All other religions rely on man’s good works or techniques of meditation
to deliver them from sin, but the Lord Jesus has come to deliver sinners,
that they might be saved!
Thought: Are you afraid to confess the Lord Jesus or afraid of denying Him?
Psalter 354:1,4,5 (based on Psalm 125)
Like Zion’s steadfast mount are they Who in the Lord confide;
Secure, immovable they stand, Forever to abide.
O Thou Jehovah, to the good Thy goodness now impart,
Thy loving kindness show to them That upright are in heart.
All those that turn from righteousness With wayward, wandering feet,
With sinners God will lead them forth, The sinner’s doom to meet.