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Psalm 119:6 and Embarrassment

Posted by Emma on February 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Filed under:Bible,Daily Thought

One thing I’ve thought of as I’ve been pondering Psalm 119:6. I do not think I made it very clear, this verse does not mean that you will never ever be embarrassed just because you are doing God’s commands. You won’t be ashamed because of the commands that you do. In fact I think you could go so far as to say that if you are always living God’s commandments and walking in His ways you will not be ashamed, but being embarrassed and being ashamed are different.

The dictionary defines embarrass as causing someone to feel awkward or self-conscience. It also can be to feel ashamed, but they are not exactly the same thing. Ashamed means feeling guilt because of something one has done or a characteristic one has, which can be embarrassment. So we can do God’s commands and feel awkward or the way people react to them can cause us to feel awkward or even a little embarrassed, but that is not feeling ashamed. If we are feeling ashamed, likely we are not following God’s commands His way. So please do not think I am saying you can live a life without embarrassment by taking heed to God’s ways. You may still be embarrassed at time, but you will be without shame and you will know that you are in the center of God’s will.

That helps with embarrassment too. But as far as I have seen, in my limited experience, the only way to be without embarrassment is to completely lose sight of one’s self and be one hundred precent caught up in Jesus Christ our Savior and God the Father. Sadly most people never reach that state as it takes incredible effort on our part in all out abandon in our pursuit of God. Pursue God with all you’ve got if you want to escape embarrassment.

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