Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God. John 12:42-43
This passage convicted me the other day when I read it during my devotions. How often do we as Christians--men and women for whom The Savior died--choose the approval of men over the approval of God? What synagogue are we afraid of being thrown out of when we show our devotion to Christ: the clique at work or school, neighborhood gossip club, unsaved friends that might be "offended" if we talk about Jesus, even family members that think you're too uptight? Name your synagogue. We've all got one.
If you're a Christian, Christ died for you. But He's not just your Savior. He should be your King.