Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

humiliation...


humiliation

Stocks were a device that was used
to publicly humiliate a criminal.
Shame can be a powerful aid to further growth.

There is no contradiction between
a present enjoyment of justification
and a proper sense of shame about past sin.
Both mark the maturing Christian.
Properly remembering our past sins with shame
will deter us from repeating them
and help us receive God's saving grace.
When we recall our failures
through the lens of Christ's mercy,
God produces in us ongoing repentance
and deepening humility.”
- Robert D. Jones

The way to eliminate shame
associated with [ongoing] sin
is to admit sin,
be confident that God forgives sin,
and engage in battle against it.”
- Edward T. Welch

1 comment:

Jay Cookingham said...

So glad the Father's forgiveness wipes shame away. Thanks for sharing!