Taking a Stand

8 “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God; 9 but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10 “And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him. Luke 12:8–10 (NAS)

If you recall Peter’s three denials in the courtyard (Luke 22:54-62) you’ll have an idea of what Jesus is talking about. How precarious was the soul of the future apostle on that fateful night? Not much. He was denying the Son of Man before men, yes, but his reaction thereafter showed clear evidence of his eternal connection to the Lord. He did not speak against the Holy Spirit, and later, face to face with Jesus, he was forgiven (1 Corinthians 15:5).

This worst case happens when Jesus calls, the Holy Spirit convicts, and you reject salvation. What else can be done for you?

The angels would have been greatly impressed if Peter would have confessed to men his association with the Savior that night around the fire. The Lord himself would have crowed!

What a missed opportunity!

He who is without sin, cast your stone!

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for nearly 45 years and counting.
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