Christian Growth, Devotionals

Have You No Shame?


“Have you no shame?”

The question sounds quaint in our ‘if it feels good, do it’ society. Shame on us! Our sins are harmful to ourselves and others. They break the heart of God.

I can become blinded to my own sinning, erasing shame from my memory banks.

Shame on me…

Two men approached God in prayer. One man felt no shame; the other pleaded for mercy.

“Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted (Luke 18:9-14 NKJ).”


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