Tuesday, 14th February 2017: You cannot afford to lose your sense of shame!

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:19
Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto lasciviousness to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Reflection: Paul identifies the reason why some people in his days abandoned themselves to sensuality and practiced every kind of sexual perversion without restraint. He described them as having gone ‘past feeling’. The Greek rendition of the words ‘past feeling’ implies insensible to shame. Thus the reason why people can easily live in perversion is due to losing their sense of shame. Shame refers to ‘a state of disgrace or dishonor’. A sense of shame on the other hand speaks of the ‘consciousness or awareness of shame’. The sense of shame is critical in guiding you to avoid unacceptable, dishonorable and disgraceful behaviors and attitudes. In this instance, why on earth will you allow yourself to lose your sense of shame in life?. Keep to the standards of the word of God. It is that which stimulates this sense into action all the time. You just can’t afford to lose your sense of shame in life

Prayer: Oh God, let there be a stirring up of the sense of shame in my life.

Confession: I have a sense of shame. I am guided by it. I will not bring myself to commit dishonorable acts in life.

 

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