More People Should Blush…

Blushing“We used to blush when we were ashamed, now wer’re ashamed when we blush” (Vance Havner).

It is written in Jeremiah 6:15, “They did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall…”

From Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

Last it is found in Romans 1:32, “Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things (Sin described in 1:29-31) deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”

Today’s “normal” used to cause people to blush. Now those who blush are viewed as prudes by the politically correct. Consider a few things that at used to cause blushing, but now are badges of honor from a debased culture just related to one area… marriage.

Sex before and/or outside marriage… Living with a person in place of marriage… Same sex marriage… Having children proudly before or outside marriage. Note: And many who call themselves Christians do these things!

Worse is the gradual acceptance of these things by an increasing majority of Americans… including those in the church. At the same time, preachers proclaim health, wealth, and prosperity rather than sound doctrine. Christians fight and split over minor doctrinal points rather than exemplifying love, grace, and mercy toward each other. It seems fewer and fewer people blush anymore…

These things burden the heart of the faithful who agree with what the Prophet wrote in Habakkuk 1:2-4…

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and You will not hear? Or cry to You “Violence!” and You will not save? 3 Why do You make me see iniquity, and why do You idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 4 So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth.  For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.

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One comment on “More People Should Blush…

  1. Peggy Holder says:

    How true, Br. Ron!!!!! The way this is worded is beautiful. I will share this with others in hopes it will stir their hearts, as it has mine. Thank you for these insightful thoughts.

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