Wig’s Word of God Today 2-25-2013
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Will you righteously walk into Heaven or shamefully dive in hell?
O LORD, we are ashamed, like our kings, our princes, and our ancestors, for having sinned against You. Daniel 9:8
Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37
Daniel 9:4-10, Psalm 79 & Luke 6:36-38
The feeling of being ashamed in my book goes to the depths of embarrassment worse than any other mistake a person can make. For some reason the people who are ashamed still seem to outweigh those who are not but the mere force of sin’s enticement of the ashamedness people mask the true desires of humanity’s heartfelt desire to serve God without the darkness of sin. Ultimately, I believe each and every human finds shame in denying God’s Truth to be Reborn and Redeemed by the Son’s Gospel of love learning in the beginning, middle and end of life truly what God is to eventually condemn, forgive and judge as the Creator of all.
Unknown to us as described by Number 1250 of the Catechism we are born “with a fallen human nature and tainted by original sin, children also have need of the new birth in Baptism to be freed from the power of darkness and brought into the realm of the freedom of the children of God, to which all men are called.” We are born in shame to be freed by the direction our parents learn us in the ways of the LORD ultimately guided or lost in God’s Truth to find in the middle of our lives God is there reason for living or continuing the shame they are captured by.
In our shame we tend to judge those around us condemning living condemned or unforgiving living unforgiven. The depths of my soul resonate the forgiveness God instills in our heart by Christ’s love and in the midst of mistakes of sin or loss of bad judgment we must repent continuously to live righteously as God instructs. As you rapidly approach meeting God face-to-face, will you righteously walk into Heaven or shamefully dive in hell? “For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to stop judging and stop living ashamed of You or of living for You. Praying a 5-day countdown to Carolina Emmaus #2. Praying for Kairos. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. Greg Bishop has our constant prayers. LORD, shame hurts guide is to be humble. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
In life forgiveness must forever stand– Luke 6:36-38
Often would Jesus speak
To His Disciples who were weak
Teaching them to live on the brink
They still ultimately denied Him to shrink
Mercifulness is as the Father calls
Nothing to place you away in a fall
Judgment is not your place to stall
Condemnation comes from the Father of all
In life forgiveness must forever stand
Upright and worthy of any man’s hand
Receiving the gifts given by God’s green land
By what you give to worship God so grand
Measured good pushed together and firm
Shaken to pack the measure less squirm
In your lap will be poured God’s overflow to learn
Measured out returned by the God we eternally yearn
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins February 25, 2013 @ 5:59 AM EST