WHAT EXAMPLE WILL YOU FOLLOW?
Pastor, “If we follow the example of the adulterous woman and say, “I am not guilty (when we clearly are),” we don’t erase the guilt, we just lie to ourselves. After passing the sentence of death on the faultless Jesus of Nazareth, Pilate said, “I am innocent of the blood of this just man.” But we all know that he wasn’t innocent. Rather, he sent an innocent man to his death. Oceans of water could not remove the guilt on Pilate’s hands … yet he felt no shame.”
Why would Pilate’s feel no shame?
He just took the life of a man, accused of a wrong doing he did not commit.
Do you understand “Shame“?
Pastor, “Here is the truth about shame: until you feel the shame of your sin … until breaking God’s law breaks your heart, you will never be able to get right with Him. But, when you soften your heart and allow God’s truth to permeate and convict, you can rightly deal with the sin that has become a part of you.”
Here is where I’d normally throw in the Webster dictionary definition of “shame”, but that is humanly concocted to create an understanding of the use of a word. Here the word shame has a new, deeper, and much older meaning. Shame is about having guilt that correlates directly with the values God has set forth through his laws as displayed within the oldest book known to man – His words – His book – His Bible.
Can you walk through this world without “shame”?
Can you live without God’s laws?
Maybe the question should be why would you?
Pastor, “Peter went out and wept bitterly over denying His Lord. He thought there was no way for him to ever be restored … but he was wrong. His shame and conviction before God opened the door for the Lord’s grace, forgiveness, and restoration. The same can be true of you.
Do you know how to blush?
How to feel ashamed of yourself when you blatantly sin against the Lord?
If so, thank God for it.
It shows that your heart is still sensitive to Him.
Get your sins out of the closet and under His blood.
Humbly confess to Him and claim His complete and total cleansing.
And begin to walk in His ways.
Make the decision to quit compromising with sin.
You’ll be so glad that you did.
And God will be glorified.