Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Loser believers whose glory is in their shame, Part 3.
Thursday, January 25, 2001
Point 2. The Shame of the Loser Believer in Time.
Shame painful feeling, (emotion), originating from the consciousness of something dishonorable, wrong, sinful or something that causes terrible regret.
JOH 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
LUK 14:26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate [miseo] his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.”
JOH 12:43 “for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.”
Adam was cursed when he allowed his wife to manipulate him into making a spiritual decision that he knew he shouldnt have made; 1TI 2:14.
Saul was cursed when he allowed the people to manipulate him and violate Gods word; 1SA 15:11.
MAR 7:7-8 “But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men. Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.”
LUK 9:23 “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”
With guilt, there is a way of making things right or of correcting the wrong.
When the believer experiences shame at the Judgment Seat of Christ, there is no way to make amends or correct the wrong, it will be too late.
Regret for time wasted should be a motivation for the time that remains.
PHI 3:18-19 “these believers had not been faithful in the perception, metabolization, and application of doctrine through the problem solving devices.”
“Drifted off course from grace,” GAL 5:4.
Lukewarm; REV 3:15-16.
Those who fail to metabolize doctrine, JAM 1:22-24.