“Shame on you!”
Did your parents or grandparents ever say that to you? If we messed up, they might say that.. It needs to be said more today. We have lost our shame.
Shame is what we should feel when we sin. Daniel 9:7 says, “but as you see, our faces are covered with shame.” We feel ashamed when we mess up and are genuinely sorry for it. But we don’t see much of that today. People don’t seem to be bothered when they mess up.
For example, Christians don’t worship regularly any more. We are told that most people are in church once every two to three Sundays. Does that bother anyone? Doesn’t seem to; there is no shame.
More and more people are living together outside of marriage. Does that bother anyone? Doesn’t seem to; there is no shame.
I could go on and on… but I think you get the picture.
A person feels shame when they mess up and they are sorry. They are aware of their sin and they are sorry they have sinned. We desperately need a sense of shame restored in our nation.
The good news is, when you feel shame, you can be forgiven. Even when we mess up royally… we can be forgiven. Today, if you feel ashamed, honestly, that’s a good thing. You feel bad about your sin and you can be forgiven.