Alternative View - December 1, 2015


Who's Got Your Back?

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. - (1 Timothy 2:5)

When my son Jonathan played football, he was a fullback.The job of a fullback is to run interference for a halfback. The halfback gets the ball while the fullback goes out in front of him, because there is an enemy trying to get in there and tackle the halfback. The fullback’s mission is to get rid of the enemy so that the halfback can get through the line.

Jesus runs interference for you as His kingdom follower. Your enemy is seeking to defeat you; he is seeking to overwhelm you. But what you need to keep in mind is that you have a blocker out in front: Jesus.

However, Jesus has stated clearly that He’s not going to block for you if you won’t even acknowledge or confess Him. Why should He run interference for someone who is just going to deny that He is even there?

He states clearly—confess Him before others, and He’s got your back. Marginalize, sideline, or dismiss Him . . . and you’ve got your own back.The question on the floor for you today is: Who do you want to have your back? You, or Jesus?

Reflection: Why is “Confess Christ before others”a prerequisite for Christ confessing us before His Father? Why do you need Jesus to confess you before the Father? How are you confessing Christ in your own life? How has He called you to do more?

Jesus, You are always ready to make intercession for me. You are always there when I need You. Please forgive me for those times in my life when I marginalize You. Forgive me when I forget You. Forgive me when I try to take credit for that which You have done. I love You, Jesus. Help me to show that love more clearly through my words and actions.

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