Apostle Grace Lubega
Isaiah 54:4 (KJV); Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
It is not in the nature of God to shame men. He is not in the business of putting out people’s dirty linen for all to see. Imagine if He was that kind of God. What kind of world would this be?
In 1 Peter 4:8, the Bible reveals that love covers a multitude of sins. God is love (1 John 4:8). It means that He covers a multitude of sins.
Each of us is a work in progress; the Lord is dealing with certain aspects of our flesh. He has extended mercy and grace and kept us from the critical ridiculing eyes of others by covering us while He deals with our faults.
If our Lord and Master can do this for us, He expects us to extend the same grace to those around us.
If indeed you share the same nature with God, you should never be counted among those that are quick to spread the weaknesses and mistakes of others on the wildfire of the church grapevine.
If indeed God lives in you, you should not be the one on social media running an ‘expose false ministers’ ministry, somehow imagining and convincing yourself that gossip is a calling.
If God does not by nature shame people, imitate the Father by walking in love.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Peter 4:8, Matthew 7:5
GOLDEN NUGGET: If God does not by nature shame people, imitate the Father by walking in love.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this wisdom. Thank You for Your love in my spirit. It continuously teaches me the ways of life. I walk in its paths and do as I see my Father do. I will never be counted among those that kick a brother or sister when he or she is already down. I will pray for those struggling with personal weaknesses and never expose them to ridicule and condemnation, in Jesus’ name, Amen.