Are you ashamed of Christ? 

New Testament: Mark 8.38

To read the Bible in a year, read Mark 8 on March 1, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

Jesus had asked what would we give in exchange for our souls, and the obvious answer is nothing because we own nothing that is equal to or greater than our souls. Then Jesus followed that up with these words: 

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

– Mark 8.38 

If we do not value Jesus more than anything else, then that shows we are ashamed of him. If there is something that we believe we could give in exchange for our souls, then we show that the teachings of Jesus have not influenced us or converted us, and that is because we do not value him above all. 

The consequence of that is that he will be ashamed of us when he returns in glory. 


  • Are you ashamed or embarrassed by any of the teachings or commands of Jesus? 
  • Have you exchanged anything for your soul? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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