Published on August 1st, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
A Day with Little Shame
Dr. Jed N. Snyder
Job 8:22; Acts 5:41; Romans 10:11 (from the English Standard Version of the Bible)
Today we, in the USA, live with very little that shames us. One can see nearly naked men and women on any warm beach in the summer time and, if that is not enough, all one needs to do is look at billboards while driving on an interstate highway. How many men, and even women, I am told, enjoy pornographic pictures, striptease acts and worse simply by turning on their internet. It puzzles me that a father, brother, or husband would want the near nakedness of their female family member broadcast so that millions of lustful men and women can ogle them.
Stealing uncopyrighted material and pretending it to be one’s original writing is another part of shamelessness among authors. Defiling the reputation of a co-worker, neighbor or associate is one more blatant way to show no shame.
There are hundreds of Bible passages that mention shame. Here are just three.
Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, and the tent of the wicked will be no more. Job 8:22. This promise to Job from God gave him comfort.
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. Acts 5:4. The apostles were being persecuted by the Pharisees.
For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame. Romans 10:11. This promise can be used by all believers when they stand up for the Lord and His Word.
It may be a good time for each of us to ask ourselves if we should increase the things that cause us shame. Better to be careful than embarrassed before our Lord. If you are a parent, the old phrase, “shame on you” had value. Maybe it should be revived.
Happy regaining your shame.