Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. [John 18v20]
One of the most powerful books I’ve read in a while is “The Heavenly Man.” It chronicles the life and ministry of a Chinese believer who is pursued, assaulted and imprisoned for his faith. Reading that, I’m struck by how easy it is in a free society to be complacent about our faith.
We could carry our Bibles anywhere and not be arrested. But most of us don’t carry one.
We could pray out in the streets without fear of persecution. But most of us don’t even pray for our neighbors. We could worship in the center of town. But we contain our worship to buildings on Sunday mornings.
Jesus warned in Matthew 10v33 that if we deny Him in public, He will deny us before the Father. When was the last time we were obedient to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to present our story of faith to someone? When was the last time we offered to pray for a hurting co-worker or fellow student?