Shame RX: When Christ was crucified, shame was shamed once and for all.

Hebrews 12:2 (NLT)

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”

This is my favorite Scripture of all when it comes to Scriptures on shame. Christ chose to bear our sins by going through shame. He did not have to bear shame, but He chose to bear every aspect of our humanity.

But it is not just the fact that He chose to go through shame that astounds me. It humbles me and amazes me, evokes tears, that Christ would choose shame and suffering because of our sin. But on top of His humility, it is also what He had the power to do with that shame. He disregarded it. Completely. He could care less about the sting of shame because He had an inner joy and delight in what the shame and suffering were accomplishing. He saw past the temporary and shame did not have a hold on Him. At all.

Here’s the gift of His resurrection: we have the same power. Right now. Christ’s crucifixion seemed like the death of our Savior, but it was the death of judgment from sin and shame as well as its reign in our lives.

When Christ was crucified, shame was shamed once and for all. Amen! Happy Easter, all! Our God has set us free!





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