This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
Today I want you to know what it looks like to disown Christ.
Recently we talked about the cost of being in denial. We addressed the summer surge of the coronavirus and how face coverings are the number one weapon against spreading the virus—even when an infected person comes in close contact with another.
Despite the overwhelming evidence, there are some politicians who deny this fact and oppose a mask mandate. In fact, the Republican Senate is pushing for more money to do more testing and contact tracing, but the White House is objecting to this. Denial of the truth doesn’t make the truth go away.
When we turned to the Scriptures, we recalled how Jesus foretold in Luke 22 that Peter would later deny him. When I explored the various versions of this passage, in some instances the word disown was used instead of deny.
In Matthew 25:40, Christ teaches us, “As you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” In today’s society, the least among us are seen as the helpless, the powerless, the working poor, the revered frontline workers.
When we deny the truth about lifesaving measures that serve the greater good because we have become more self-serving, we disown Christ. Said another way, when we disown them, we disown him.
Is there an instance in your life where you overlook the least among us? If so, remember these words: “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)
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So today, see him in them.