Dabar [theme]

He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shame, Grace, Repentance

 "Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world (shame) produces death. For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter."

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Shame, A Synopsis?

"Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to."
Mark Twain


Shame is the fear of displeasing men, when a man loves their good opinion more than he regards the judgemnet of God, which would make him humble himself in penitence."Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to."  Mark Twain

Monday, October 08, 2012

Shame

■Shame is a destructive emotion, particularly in the church, but also in our culture generally. It is time we started opening up these conversations and banishing shame, which only keeps people trapped in destructive patterns.