Bearing Our Shame

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In his relationship series for RUF at Ole Miss, Les Newsom talks about the curses of the fall.

One of them being insecurity, or shame.

In Genesis, Adam and Eve hide from God because they are ashamed of their nakedness. In the gospels, the writers continually point out that Jesus was stripped of his clothes at the cross and hung there basically naked, bearing our sin, our cross and our shame.

There is no need to be insecure anymore in our relationships with others, because our insecurity and shame was done away with and carried ultimately at the cross.

Our needs have been met in Christ, and it is because of that fact that we are free from shame and insecurity; because we have the most ultimate security in our ultimate relationship to God through Christ.

Now any insecurity we feel in our relationships isn’t a question of what the other person is not doing to meet our needs; but what are we not believing about the Gospel?

Feel free to add your thoughts.

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2 thoughts on “Bearing Our Shame

  1. dorothy

    hmmm
    i’ve been thinking about this lately, actually more of a wishing that i didn’t have to be insecure in my relationships with others. as much as i wnat to elt go of my shame and insecurity, and as much as i truly do know that my relationship with GOd is the ultimate safety i have, it still is insanely difficult to not be shamed or insecure. have you actually tried it?
    but i have never actually seen it from this perspective before, especially this part:
    “Now any insecurity we feel in our relationships isn’t a question of what the other person is not doing to meet our needs; but what are we not believing about the Gospel?”

    God has been emphasizing to me how much i need to let Him be my guide and just to trust him, but somehow i feel that we will never be able to completely let g of our insecurity until the new creation, no matter how much we long for it.

  2. Maddy Furlong

    Jimmy- I dont know if I have ever heard it stated like that. I havent spent a lot of time thinking about MY insecurity in relationships that I have with other people. What am I not believing about the gospel. Good reminders. Thanks. And Haoy Thanksgiving!

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