We Don't Have to Regard Shame.
As we look to our Savior and how he endured pain and shame, we marvel at His example. He embraced the pain with joy, because He knew it could not compare with the glory to be revealed and with the joy of knowing the souls He had redeemed. He knew shame. He experienced it from the church, the government, those He saved, and even His own disciples and family. And yet, He did not regard it. We don’t have to, either.
God removed all of our shame so we could exemplify to the world what it means to be redeemed. Shame off your past. Shame off your present. Shame off your future. Shame off you, friends.
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT)
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne.”
Denise Pass, author of Shame Off You and 31 Days to Hope Reinvented, is an award-winning CCM recording artist and singer-songwriter, accomplished writer/blogger, speaker, worship leader and podcaster (Black and White podcast). After a crushing discovery of her former husband’s hidden life as a repetitive sex offender and surviving a painful divorce, she now shares an inspirational message of seeing the deeper truth in God’s word when life hurts through her ministry, Seeing Deep Ministries. A graduate from the University of Maryland, Denise resides in Virginia, with her “Kinsman Redeemer” husband and five children. Find her online at DenisePass.com.
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