Ashamed – Not Ashamed
In my life I have done more things to be ashamed of than can be numbered; every sin I have committed is cause for shame.
Do I feel the shame I should?
No. My greatest shame is that sometimes I feel no shame at all. How often have I brought shame on others, on my family, on the church, on some of my dear brethren?
But, and I bless God for this, there is something I will never be ashamed of. I will not be ashamed of the gospel, for that is where God reveals his righteousness, his righteousness as God, and the way he makes sinners righteous by the substitutionary satisfying death of his Son.
This gospel is the power of God that brings faith and turns a soul against himself to trust the Lord Jesus alone.
Because of this gospel I will never be brought to shame before God almighty at the judgment. The word of God plainly says; “whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed”. (Romans 10:11)
We believe Christ is the end of the law for righteousness, we believe this in our hearts; now who is he that condemns us?
It is God who justifies, it is Christ who died, who rose again and now intercedes for us. How can we be ashamed or brought to shame before the throne of judgment?
One of the most blessed and amazing truths is that God is not ashamed to be called our God (Hebrews 11:16). Yesterday God was not ashamed to be called our God, at this very moment, not tomorrow nor throughout eternity will he be ashamed to be called our God. He is the Lord and He changes not.
One more blessed truth is that Christ is not ashamed to call us brethren (Hebrews 2:11).
He died to save us lives to keep us and will come again to take us to where He is.
We know that when we see him as He is that we shall be like him and when that blessed day comes we will never do another shameful act or have another shameful thought, because, sin will be no more and when it is gone forever, so is shame.
By Don Bell