Because of Our Sins, We are NOT Covered in Shame
By Margie Fleurant
Today I want to talk with you about a popular lie many people believe about God:
"Because of our sins, we are covered in shame"
and Eve, humanity struggled with sin, and no one could overcome it. No one could get us out of this mess until Christ came: You know the story of how Adam landed us in the dilemma we’re in—first sin, hen death, and no one exempt from either
sin or death. That sin disturbed relations with God in everything and everyone, but the extent of the disturbance was not clear until God spelled it out in detail to Moses.
So death, this huge abyss separating
us from God, dominated the landscape from Adam to Moses. Even those who didn’t sin precisely as Adam did by disobeying a specific command of God still had to experience this termination of life, this separation from God. But Adam, who got us into this,
also points ahead to the One who will get us out of it (Romans 5:12-14 MSG).
Shame is a natural result of sin, but God has provided forgiveness and freedom from shame. The truth is, we are covered by the
blood of Christ; we are clothed with Christ (see Rom. 13:14; Gal. 3:27). We can joyfully declare with Paul, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Cor. 5:17; see also Col. 3:9-10).
We can sing with the psalmist: As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for
he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust (Psalm 103:12-14).
When we receive salvation, our sins are no longer counted against us, and we are freed from shame (see Ps. 32:1; Isa. 43:25;
Rom. 8:1-2; Col. 1:22; Heb. 2:11; 1 John 1:9).