The Light Daily Devotional – Those who cannot bear the Shame
Focus: Those who cannot bear the Shame
WORD FOR TODAY
Only a man who has come to the end of himself is capable of bearing the shame associated with the manifestation of his glory. Those who cannot bear the shame that comes with being what God wants them to be will lose the right to bear His Glory!
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrew 12:2 NKJV
Shame is a tool used to validate how much a man has come to the end of himself (Sinful nature). Every man born of a woman detests shame and its associate. A sense of shame prompts several men to ignore Christ’s cross. However, the shame of bearing Christ’s cross is necessary for receiving the crown of life. This is what the young ruler neglected and rejected when he failed to follow Christ (Matthew 19:16-22).
There is no doubt that prosperity breeds friends; even gentiles will flock to the brightness of your light rather than your darkness. True friends are validated by adversity and situations that bring shame. Naomi was in a humiliating situation and found a true friend in Ruth. She bore the shame of her circumstances and crawled back into God’s plan for her life.
When life knocks them down, some people will still act as if everything is fine because it would be a shame for them to remain down in front of men who have seen them at their best. Some people elevate themselves to a level that God has not elevated them; they incur debt (spending their future today) to live in luxury to impress men. A man who is living in sin and needs help will continue to hide because of the shame of how others perceive him. Hence, the needed help for your glorification will only come to you when you bear the shame of your growth process and allow His grace to cover you!
+ How big do you think you are before God?
Lord! Let me not be too big in my own eyes; help me to be humble enough to bear the shame associated with my Glory in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Emphasis: Those who cannot bear the shame of the cross cannot beat the weight of His Glory!
Have a Super Wednesday!