Psalm 34:5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.

Shame is the emotion Satan plagues us with. Shame innately says, “There is something wrong with you.” Depending on our makeup, we become hysterical, needy or stoic with the pain—internally and/or externally. As God’s creation, He called us “good.” Yet we accept the pronouncement that we are bad and it marks our souls and shows in our eyes. Condemnation produces shame. It is diametrically opposed to the words we find in Romans 8:1. There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…

It is what we learned as children and what we continue to believe as adults. It was set in place by the words or actions of others and we received it as absolute truth because we were emotionally immature—thinking as children think. Children who are dependent on others to give them truth and identity are vulnerable to Satan’s lies.

The good news is that Jesus is willing and able to correct our misconceptions by giving us truth—His truth about who we are and whose we are. Are you willing?

Food for thought. Let me know.




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