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Thursday Thoughts: Take Pride in Jesus

May 26, 2011 by  
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How do you feel about Jesus Christ?

Once, I was speaking with a friend about how do you teach Jesus?  What book do you go to?  What verses do you focus on?  How do you get someone that doesn’t know Jesus to see Jesus?  Until recently, he had not studied with people because he “didn’t know how to bring IT up”.  The “IT” was the Bible.

It made me consider what can make us so guarded about the Bible.  What makes us so scared to speak to people?  Are we afraid of what people think?  Do we not want to be embarrassed, or asked a question that we cannot answer?

I recommend that the first thing you do is take pride in Jesus!  In 1 Corinthians 3: 23, the Bible states a lovely kinship:

“And ye are Christ’s and Christ is God’s”

1 Corinthians 3: 23 (KJV)

When Jesus died on the cross, he gave all the world access to him and his father.  Thus, the above verse can be stated.  How does that make you feel?

The word “pride” can be defined as “a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated”.  Since the Christian is closely associated with Jesus as we see in the verse above, do we take enough pride in the fact that he gave us a tremendous relationship with God?  What should that feeling convict us to do?

Whenever you feel afraid to speak about Jesus, just remember what he did for you.  Remember how much he loves you, and know that he suffered much for you.

And most of all, just remember that he loves you so much that he paid the ultimate sacrifice for you.  Show your appreciation, and bring “it” up more often!

– Lewis Wheaton


One Response to “Thursday Thoughts: Take Pride in Jesus”
  1. Kayleigh says:

    Thank you so much for this thought. It’s really helpful to remember that we should not be afraid, we should be openly proud of what Christ has accomplished. If He has promised us that He will not be ashamed of us (Matthew 10:32), then we should not be ashamed of Him.

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