“Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33 (NIV)
If you were to list the greatest days of your life, you’d probably have a few to choose from. They would likely include some graduation days, wedding days, birthdays, and retirement days.
You could probably compile quite a list, but Jesus speaks here about a day so momentous that it will outshine any other day of your life. One day you will stand in the presence of God, and on that day you will see the Son of God. You will hear His voice. He will speak to you.
The Son of God will say one of two things—either He will confess you or disown you. To confess you means He will say to the Father: “This is [put your name here], and she belongs to me.” To disown you means the Son will say to the Father: “This is [put your name here], and he has nothing to do with me.” Every person will hear the Son of God say one of these two things.
Jesus makes it clear that what He says about you then is intimately tied to what you say about Him now: “Whoever acknowledges me before men [that’s what you say about Jesus now], I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven [that’s what He will say about you then]. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven” (10:32-33).
What are you saying about Jesus now with your thoughts, words, and actions?