Are you not ashamed of God? You should not be. Do you have delight in God’s laws and let others know that you enjoy being a Christian?
Psalms 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Are you not ashamed of God? You should not be. Do you have delight in God’s laws and let others know that you enjoy being a Christian? As a Christian it should not be burdensome for you to live according to God’s law. It should be a delight unto your soul. When we feel ashamed of our convictions and the way we live, we are not showing God the respect He is due as our father. When you dress modestly or have a nice hair cut and you stick out and people look at you funny, does that bring delight to your soul? Do you enjoy being an ambassador for Jesus Christ. It is not cool to be a Christian in the world. You are never going to fit in and you should not want to.
You should seek God’s respect and not the world’s respect. We show God’s respect when we obey his commandments. First and foremost we should love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Next we show respect by loving our neighbor more than we love ourselves. Do you put others ahead of yourself. Obedience is the only way you show respect to God. When you acknowledge God’s law in word only and do not do the things he commands, you are not showing respect. We often do not respect God’s laws because of shame and embarrassment in our heart. We don’t want people to think we are weird. No one wants to feel out of place and not to be liked. But you must put God first, even if it means people not liking you.