3 Bible Tips: Not Ashamed
We know that Peter denied Jesus Christ three times and was ashamed (Matthew 26:69-75). How can we make sure we are not ashamed now and, especially, at Christ's coming?
1. Don't be ashamed of Christ and His gospel message, or He will be ashamed of us.
"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels" (Mark 8:38; see also Romans 1:16).
2. Don't be ashamed to suffer as a Christian.
"Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter" (1 Peter 4:16).
3. Continue to develop a close relationship with Christ so we can have confidence and not be ashamed when He returns.
"And now, dear children, continue to live in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame" (1 John 2:28, New Living Translation).
For more about not being ashamed, see the related article, "How to Explain Your Beliefs Without Losing Your Friends."