A call to godly shame

In 1 Peter 1:16 God commands us to “Be holy, for I am holy.” Holy means set apart. Set apart from sin, set apart from the world, and set apart from our old ways of thinking. This perfectly echos what Romans 12:1-2 tells us. 12 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

But sadly we have not only abandoned God’s call to holiness but ANY SENSE OF SHAME when we do so. Our world no longer sins in secret places but rather shout it from the roof tops proudly. We now we broadcast, defend, celebrate and demand others to approve of any sin we choose.

Paul warns us about this in Philippians 3:18-19. 18 “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly (appetite), and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.” In other words they are proud of the things they should be ASHAMED OF.

That’s why Jeremiah wrote in 6:15 “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; Nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time I punish them, They shall be cast down,” says the Lord.”

I hope all true followers of Jesus Christ stand up and beg God for these lost souls. That they will feel a godly shame over their sin, abandon their sin, turn to the Lord Jesus Christ with repentant hearts and be washed clean by His precious blood.

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Trenton Michigan