The reward for  faithful and obedient disciples is incredible.  The thought of a sinful man being confessed with honor by the Son of God before the Father’s throne is something no humble man can think himself worthy of.  And yet, this is the reward of those who endure to the end.  What an encouragement to the harassed Christian!  And what a solemn warning as well, that those who deny Christ before men, deigning their good opinion of more value than their immortal souls, they shall be denied before the Father’s throne.  This puts a tremendous impetus on us to be faithful to the Gospel, be the opposition never so fierce, even from our own friends and family.

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