The Gift of Shame (January 2017)

Indifference grows when we sin, feel ashamed, and then blow off the shame. If we think, “I can get away with it,” then we won’t repent. In grief, the Holy Spirit will leave us, and all that will be left is a shell of religion. The child who regularly steals a chocolate and reasons that it’s right is in the same shameless, indifferent condition as King David who, without a twinge of conscience, blew off the shame of adultery and then killed a man. The only difference in the two cases is in degree. The commonness of this phenomenon and the ease with which it occurs should greatly alarm us. Precious one, have you resisted the cry of your conscience until it ceased, and then figured that everything was okay? If this is your case, do not sleep until you’ve gotten clear with Jesus!