2 Shame says, “I am disgusted with myself.” 1Shame says, “I am disgusted with myself.”Luke 14:9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated [embarrassed, disgraced, with shame], you will have to take the least important place.Luke 14: For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
3 Shame says, “I am deficient within myself.” Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”Judges 6:15 “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.Shame says, “I am deficient within myself.”2
4 Shame says, “I feel deserted or abandoned.” Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?Psalm 27:9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.Psalm 27:10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.3
5 Shame says, “I am dishonored by others.” 4Shame says, “I am dishonored by others.”Jeremiah 9:19 “The sound of wailing is heard from Zion: ‘How ruined we are! How great is our shame! We must leave our land because our houses are in ruins.’”Nehemiah 1:3 They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”
6 Shame says, “I am somehow defective.” Physically defective -- 1 Samuel 1:6 Because the LORD had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her.Emotionally defective -- 1 Samuel 21: So he pretended to be insane in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard. 14 Achish said to his servants, “Look at the man! He is insane! Why bring him to me? 15 Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow here to carry on like this in front of me? Must this man come into my house?”Shame says, “I am somehow defective.”5
7 Shame says, “I am somehow defective.” 5Socially defective -- Matthew 9:11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”Spiritually defective -- 1 Corinthians 12:1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
8 Shame says, “I have been defiled.” 2 Samuel 13:13 What about me? Where could I get rid of my disgrace? And what about you? You would be like one of the wicked fools in Israel. Please speak to the king; he will not keep me from being married to you.”2 Samuel 13: Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the ornate robe she was wearing. She put her hands on her head and went away, weeping aloud as she went And Tamar lived in her brother Absalom’s house, a desolate woman.Shame says, “I have been defiled.”6
9 Let Jesus heal you and make you whole on the inside!