No shame

Each day I check a national and a local news website to keep up on major world and state events.   I’m just about to the point of leaving this practice.   News coverage of recent disclosures of inappropriate behavior by some in the political world have left me reeling.   Why is it necessary that there be all the racy headlines and pictures of a man who has been humiliated before the world?  I hear the people in my office making jokes about it, but I have yet to find the humor.

Jeremiah 8:12 says this: “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, nor did they know how to blush.”

We are a people that has forgotten how to blush.  We glory in our shame.  We feed on it and crave more.  We find our entertainment in things that are a stench in the nostrils of God.

I do not exclude myself from this number.  All of this has brought me face to face with the revelation that I have more of this in me than I want to admit.  And I hate it.

May the Lord stir his people to a holy hatred of sin again, and a refusal to be entertained by it.  Our time would be much better spent in seeking the face of God that we might be delivered from the flood of evil that is overwhelming our country.  God help us all to wake up to the hour we are in.

5 thoughts on “No shame

  1. Mike June 9, 2011 / 9:42 pm

    Amen sister! I’ve had the exact feeling, and I too am in that number. I think when you gain a heightened appreciation for God, there is with it a new appreciation for the things that please and displease Him. And so now, the things we have grown so used to being entertained by is becoming more and more offensive.

    All for now.

  2. Scotti June 13, 2011 / 8:57 am

    Such a good point and so glad you brought it up. I have found the coverage disturbing as well but had not thought about it in this light. I have certainly grown more and more uncomfortable with TV programming in general but as you say, the news also doesn’t seem to know where to draw the line.
    Blessings to you,
    Scotti

  3. Rachel June 13, 2011 / 5:16 pm

    Lately it’s like the filth of this world has been more apparent to me – even in my own life thus lots of purging 🙂 I feel a strong pulling away from the things of this world that are contrary to God. It amazes me howtolerant and accepting we’ve become to things clearly God doesn’t like – stuff that destroys people’s lives.

    I pray for people to wake up and embrace the truth – to see it as life – and to repent and turn from all the rest.

    Rachel

  4. Eirene June 13, 2011 / 5:35 pm

    MIke, Scotti and Rachel, you all had similar comments so I hope you don’t mind if I respond to all of you at once. First of all…..glad to see you all. 🙂

    Some time ago I stepped away from media for a time. Kinda like a fast I guess. I’ll never forget the day that I turned the TV back on and a very popular “family oriented” sitcom was on. I sat there in disbelief at the filth that was portrayed on the screen through the words and actions of these actors, as well as the not so subtle innuendos. And I had to admit that it was no different from what I had previously been comfortable laughing along with. I had just grown desensitized to it over time. I am convinced that our country’s slide into the current horrible moral decay has been the result of such desensitization, with sin and immorality spoon fed to us gradually as our systems would tolerate. Too much at one time would have been rejected. But little by little we have not only tolerated it, but developed a taste for it. I pray that the Lord would help us to see the damage that we are doing to ourselves and what we miss in fellowship with Him because we live happily in such a state of contamination of spirit.

    God bless you all!

  5. Rachel June 14, 2011 / 11:09 am

    I had the same experience with the TV … I didn’t take a break .. over the years I’ve been getting more and more selective but the other weekend – it hit me hard. It’s like my eyes were opened like they never had been before. Yuk! The filth becaming overwhelming. All the messaging we passively receive – so dangerous.

    Our minds are powerful. We need to protect them. Phil 4:8 is a good judge of where our thoughts should be. It isn’t harmless as we justify.

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