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Proverbs 7:13 NIV

By January 7, 2023No Comments

“She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:”

This is the picture of a sinner so caught in her sin that she has no shame. In the Hebrew she boldly and brazenly takes the young man’s face in her hands. Shame is becoming a foreign concept in our world today. Young people sit beside each other in movies and watch scenes play out on the screen before their eyes that use to make married couples blush. Today there is no embarrassment or shame. “Shame is the basis of morality,” Scheff said. “You can’t have a moral society without shame. It provides the weight for morality. There are a hundred things in your head about what you should or shouldn’t do, but the one that hits you is the one that has shame behind it.” We are rapidly losing a vital virtue in our culture and even within the church: the ability to blush. The weeping prophet Jeremiah prophesied of the people’s captivity and well summarizes their spiritual state when he says “nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush…”. It is cute to watch my 5 year old grandson when he sees two people kiss on the TV. He casually comments, “they are a mommy and daddy”. In his mind when a couple kisses they are spouses. My eight year old granddaughter saw two men kiss a bit romantically on the cheek during a Hallmark Christmas movie and giggled while telling me, “they must be brothers”. It embarrassed them to witness a private moment. Lack of shame can often precede sin. Today check where you may have grown comfortable with what use to cause you to blush and recapture the purity of those moments. #BeTheEdge

“It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.”Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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