My son, Andy, has a blog at www.tumblr.com It’s really good. You can check it out at http://www.tumblr.com/blog/shekinahgloryfall I was walking through the living room a few nights ago and noticed he was looking at a question someone had posted. It read, “What Do You Do If You Think God is Ashamed of You?” Immediately I was like, “wow!” First, because I wanted to go into preach-mode, to which Andy quickly replied, “Yes, Dad, I know.” (Living with me comes with the perk of hearing about God’s love quite a bit.)
The real reason for my reaction, however, was a genuine dismay that this question is even out there. My answer to it is really quite simple. What Do You Do If You Think God is Ashamed of You? Rejoice! That’s right, rejoice! Now many of you may think I’ve lost it, but the simple fact is that, if you have been born-again, if you’ve accepted God’s gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ, if you believe, then God is NEVER ashamed of you. He will never be ashamed of you.
Too much of Christian teaching is centered on the topic of sin. We’re taught to “keep short accounts with God,” to have someone “hold us accountable,” and to examine ourselves for the words, deeds, and thoughts that have been sinful. The enemy of the faith has very successfully gotten the eyes of many believers off of the reality of the finished work of Christ, off of the reality that we are new creations in Christ Jesus, and the reality that God is not counting our sins against us. (His words, not mine. 2 Corinthians 5:19; Hebrews 10:17)
Am I saying it is ok to sin? NO! Like Paul in Romans 6 my answer is NO! But we have died to sin, buried with Christ and raised with Him. Let our eyes, minds, and encouragement to one another be focused on Him. God said it is His kindness that leads us to repentance. He is not leaving us in a place of shame and guilt because we’ve “blown it.” There is No condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!
So if you find yourself feeling like God is ashamed of you. Cut it out, stop immediately, and rejoice! Your Heavenly Father is not and never, ever will be ashamed of you. You are His beloved child, created in the newness of Christ. He sings over you, He rejoices over you, He loves you!! No shame, none, period.