Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Knowing God - Psalm 25:3

No one who trusts in you
will ever be put to shame
Psalm 25:3
When there's shame, there's fig leaves. That's what Genesis 3 teaches us. Why? Because when we've done something wrong, we want to hide from God and others. And the only thing that makes it right is forgiveness.
One of the words in scripture for God's kind of forgiveness is justify in grace. Justification is a legal term. In our judgment, God in his grace declares us just and in so doing, he punches our ticket to heaven and a more rewarding life.
The thing with shame is that we hide -- hide from God, hide from others, hide from truth, hide from life. But if God declares us just, we don't have to justify ourselves any more -- to any human. Or as Paul says in Romans 8, "If God is for us, who can be against us."
King David put the same thought this way: "No one who trusts in you ... ever [needs] to [feel permanent] shame [anymore]."
In Christ's Love
a guy who's got a
get out of jail free card
(and the guy in the red suit
hates it!!!)

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