Jesus said if you deny him before men, he’ll deny you before his Father.
I was thinking today about what it means to deny Jesus before men. My first response was, “I’ve never done that. I’ll never do that.”
But then I thought about every time I’ve had the opportunity to speak on Jesus’ behalf–to introduce him into the conversation. Not a conversation about faith or about religion or about politics, but just an ordinary conversation.
So let’s say there’s a way to succinctly and relevantly bring up the gospel in an ordinary conversation. And I’m not talking about one of those awkward cheesy segueways. “Speaking of minivans, did you know Jesus loves you?”
No, I mean there’s a real-deal opportunity. I’m fully aware of it. And I don’t take it. Did I just deny him?