Grace For The Journey
The dictionary definition of the word “blush” is as follows: “to develop a pink tinge in the face from embarrassment or shame.” When was the last time you had a “pink tinge” on your face and embarrassment in your heart? I pray that today’s word will bring you great comfort and encouragement!
The Bible says in Isaiah 54:4, “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth.”
Every one of us can think back to times we would rather forget. We have all done some things that have caused us great embarrassment, even shame. But . . .
When it comes to our relationship with Jesus,
We have been given the sure and certain promise
That we will not be put to shame.
Our Savior will shelter us from all shame.
We have no cause to blush
When we have put our trust in Jesus Christ
As our Lord and our Savior.
The world ties to shame us for believing the Bible. They say, “You don’t really believe in a talking snake, Noah’s ark, or Jonah’s whale of a tale do you?” Such comments are, of course, designed to shame us by implying that we are simpleminded Neanderthals who believe in myths and legends. But the prophet Isaiah says we will not be put to shame and we are not to fear disgrace.
The Bible reassures us that . . .
The truth is on our side and
The truth will ultimately set us free.
It gives us the faith that looks
To no other than Jesus Christ,
A faith that will not be shamed or shaken.
The world knows nothing
Of the truths of Scripture
And does everything in its power
To shame us for believing it.
We need not fear the slings and arrows of this world, because Christ has overcome it all (John 16:33).
Remember, the world laughed at our Lord Jesus and mocked Him. They condemned Him for being a madman, crucified Him for claiming to be God and having the authority to forgive sin. They spat on Him, beat Him until He was unrecognizable (Isaiah 52:14), crowned Him with thorns, and nailed Him to the old rugged cross.
Should those who are His
Expect anything less?
Should we expect a crown of glory
From this world when they were happy
To give to our Lord a crown of thorns?
Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, do not blush as the world belittles you for your faith! Learn the truth Moses knew, that the treasures of Egypt (the world) are not to be desired when they stand in direct opposition to the treasures of the Truth (Hebrews 11:26).
When Jesus said He was “the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6), He meant what He said! And one day soon, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is indeed Lord (Philippians 2:10-11). Until that day, choose the way of the reproach of Christ and do not blush as you reach out with the Good News of the Gospel. Tell all those you come in contact with that you are not ashamed of the Gospel, which is the power of God unto salvation!
This is God’s Word For Today … This Is Grace For The Journey
Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!
Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”