What matters most to you?
As a follower of Jesus there are many convictions I hold that the world doesn’t. A lot of convictions and beliefs that many will ridicule.
There were many who said they believed in Jesus, but lived in fear of expressing their claimed beliefs. Jesus had some strong words about it.
“…for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.John 12:43
They were more concerned with what the Pharisees thought than God. The opinions of their peers were of greater value than the person they claimed to believe in.
How true is this for many Christians today?
Christians who reject the authenticity and authority of Scripture because the world discredits it.
Christians who reject God’s definition of marriage between one man and one woman because the world says it’s outdated, and you’re bigoted if you agree.
Christians who see a person’s “choice” of greater value than the voiceless life it effects, because culture says it’s a person’s “right” and you must hate women if you don’t agree.
How many Christians today contradict the faith they claim, their claim to follow Jesus by taking stands in opposition to Jesus because they might face some backlash from their peers?
What I see when I look at the life of Jesus is someone who was more concerned with the opinion of His Father than His peers. He expects the same from me as His follower.
So who’s opinion matters most to you?