33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
33 Verse 33. Whosoever shall deny me] Whosoever prefers his
worldly interest to his duty to God, sets a greater value on
earthly than on heavenly things, and prefers the friendship of men
to the approbation of GOD.
Let it be remembered, that to be renounced by Christ is to have
him neither for a Mediator nor Saviour. To appear before the
tribunal of God without having Christ for our Advocate, and, on
the contrary, to have him there as our Judge, and a witness
against us,-how can a man think of this and not die with horror!