BEARING WITNESS . . . By showing devotion

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” Reference: Luke 9:26


Hans Schlaffer, in “Brief Instruction,” 1528 said, “They prepare themselves to suffer, have nothing to do with the disorder of the world, have no fellowship with the works of darkness but rather with the works of light (Rom. 13:12), are not ashamed of their master Christ and of his words (John 13[Mark 8:38]), and [are prepared] to follow him . . “ And God, Schlaffer said, would not be ashamed of them.


It is not as hard as one would think then, to bear witness. Living a good authentic Christian life is bearing witness. We think of bearing witness as preaching or testifying or some other type of evangelism. But it is not. Just simply being as God and Jesus Christ would have you be is witness enough. If, however, you are challenged and strained to live a good authentic Christian life, that is a totally different matter – but that is not you, beloved. Of those people who cannot or will not live good authentic Christian life (and yes, all of those adjective are necessary to modify Christian life) God and Jesus Christ will be ashamed of them – now and in the life to come.


May Lord God and Jesus Christ be very proud of you beloved, now and in all the days to come. Selah!


About Carole Boshart

I have two blogs on WordPress. "A Simple Desire" which is based on the daily "Sips of Scripture" published and sent out by Third Way Cafe. "Pondering From the Pacific" is based on my reflections on the world - sometimes religious/spiritual, and sometimes not so much.

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