It was a transitional moment in Jesus’s ministry. For the first time, He spoke very clearly and in great detail about why He came to Earth. He also asked a powerful question that we still need to answer today: “Who do you say I am?” (Mark 8:29 NLT).
Now, this is the most important question of all. It’s a question that we all must answer. And by the way, everyone will ultimately say that Jesus Christ is Lord. Every Christian will say it, and every non-Christian will say it. Every atheist will say it, and every agnostic will say it. One day every person will say that Jesus is Lord.
They won’t necessarily say it during their lives on Earth, but one day when they stand before God Almighty, they will acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord.
The Bible tells us that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10–11 NLT).
Of course, it’s one thing to say that Jesus is Lord when we’re with our Christian friends. But will we say that Jesus is Lord when we’re gathered with family? Will we say that Jesus is Lord when we’re at work? Will we say that Jesus is Lord when we’re out and about?
It’s one thing to make a stand with fellow believers, but it’s another thing to make a stand in our culture. Jesus said, “If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels” (Luke 9:26 NLT).
Don’t be ashamed of Jesus Christ. Speak up for Him.