As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” Romans 10:11
Shame is something that no one wants to have in their lives. They want to know that what they are doing is right in the end. They also want to know that what others they trust in are also doing the right thing.
It is common to hear of parents that are ashamed of what their children are doing. Or children who are ashamed of what their parents are doing. People are often ashamed of what others they know are doing.
Paul quotes from Isaiah 28:16, that anyone who has believes in God will not be put to shame.
Shame usually comes in one of two ways. Either the person, himself, does something wrong or someone who a person knows and loves does something wrong.
Some fear caring about or loving someone closely, because they know the person will do something wrong and bring shame upon them. The hardest part is that the greatest shame often comes from those one loves and cares about, not the enemy. In knowing this, many will not get close to others to prevent shame.
In the same way, many people fear being shamed by God. God is not in the business of calling out a person in public to shame the person. He speaks quietly in the heart to a person. His desire is to change the person from the inside out. He will reveal personal sin the person himself, not to the world, unless required because of rebellion or ignoring.
Knowing that God loves a person and is gentle, can give a person a peace of mind, knowing that he will never be shamed by God. Believing in Jesus will result in salvation, not later in condemnation. God has great love and mercy upon every person.
In your life, there have been times you have messed up on God and brought Him shame. You may fear that God will expose you and shame you. Or that you will lose your salvation.
God will not expose you, unless you continue to rebel against Him. And the only way to lose your salvation is for you to give it up and reject it.
God will never bring shame upon. You can trust in His great love and mercy upon you. The world may try to shame you, but God will not.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know you can trust in God; that you will have peace in trusting in God; and that you will never be ashamed of God.