A young bride, the Shulamite of the Song of Songs, speaks for us all. Everyone feels shame. We don’t like to be weighed or evaluated by others, lest we be found wanting. Shame can crush us. But God frees us by His response and provision through Jesus Christ.

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It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.

George Washington (1732-1799), 1st American President

 

 

Worship is the love-offering of our keen sense of the worth-ship of God.

Oswald Chambers (1834-1917)

 

 

“Rat,” he found breathe to whisper, “are you afraid?”     “Afraid?” murmured the rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love. “Afraid of Him? O, never, never! And yet – and yet – O mole, I am afraid.”

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), The Wind in the Willows

 

 

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

1st John 3:16 NKJV

 

 

Shame greatly hurts or greatly helps humanity.

Homer (9th century BC)

 

 

The only shame is to have none.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

 

 

I never wonder to see men wicked, I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

 

 

I asked my father, I said father, ‘change my name. The one I’m using now is covered up with fear, and filth, and cowardice, and shame.’

Leonard Cohen, Lover Lover Lover (1974)