November 24th, 2018
There Is No Blush Factor
Jeremiah 6:13-15 (KJB) For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. 14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. 15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Becoming red in the face, or blushing, indicates a person is self-conscious about his chosen action or words. That he feels ashamed or embarrassed in his choice. Not blushing points directly to him having no shame or remorse about a chosen action or attitude at work in his life.
That is what is happening in these scripture verses from the book of Jeremiah above. The people’s hearts were given to jealousy, false intentions and actions, and the physical and spiritual wounding of others.
Anotherwards, these people living in the time of Jeremiah were looking out for number one, who was certainly themselves. They did not have a proper attitude or desire for treating others well. They were so caught up in their evil acts that they could not even bring themselves to feel bad about their intent or actions in committing such atrocities.
Their conscious was seared and soured about things of God. There was no life or health at work inside their darkened hearts. Though they spoke of peace, there was no harmony in their lives. Not only was peace missing in their life in this world, but God’s eternal peace would not be with them upon their physical death in this world.
God was grieved and said He would “cast them down…”
God will lift the men in this world who have a “blush factor” before Him. Those who have remorse for their sin and come humbly before Him in this world will be lifted before God upon their physical death in this world.