Free from shame

Published 5:50 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Adam and Eve didn’t know they were naked until they did what God instructed them not to do. They covered themselves up with fig leaves once they realized what they had done.

Their wrongdoing awakened their conscience and made them aware of it. They were trying to hide from God. Something that we can’t do because he is an all knowing and seeing God. When we are aware of God’s principle of living, sometimes the awareness of it causes shame to come upon us. Yet we must remember that God is a forgiving God.

The precious blood of his darling son Jesus paid the price for it all. Our shame is included in that equation when we fall short of God’s glory. The shame is washed away and we are forgiven of our sins once we repent for them. The devil wants us away from God and shame is one of his tactics that he tries to use. He wants to keep us isolated from God where we have no access to power. Drowning in our shame, we eventually feel hopeless. Feeling hopeless is a pathway to feeling lifeless, only existing.

Today I decree that the shame of our repented sins be washed away by the blood of Jesus. It will not hold us hostage. Also, for our future falling short that we would remember that the freedom from shame is included in our redemption package. Now this decree doesn’t give us a license to deliberately sin, but it gives us a reminder of our freedom from the shame of our sin. God Bless!



January Scott is the author of four children’s books. Her most recent publication is “Will There Ever Be A Mrs. Edna Again?” about the love of her grandmother. She can be reached at (985) 210-1231 or email