Why Isn’t He Ashamed?
There are many remarkable truths recorded in God’s Word. And one of the most remarkable things is mentioned in Hebrews 2:11b. The text says this: “So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.”
So I was wondering, “Why isn’t He ashamed?” I am. I have been ashamed of my spiritual brothers from time to time. They have done ugly things…horrible things…things that reflected dishonorably on the church and on their Lord.
I have often been ashamed of myself for all the low, petty, selfish, insensitive, lazy, careless, thoughtless and foolish sins I’ve committed across the years…as well as for those that I still commit. So why wouldn’t He be ashamed of one like me…so deserving of shame?
Why did God attach himself to the young David? Why did He identify David as “a man after His own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14)? Did He not know what the future held for David? Was He taken by surprise when the man, the king, David committed the horrible sins in connection with Bathseba? Why did He then, in speaking with Solomon, go on record after David’s life was over and sum up the totality of his life with this epitaph: And if you walk in My ways and obey My statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life”(1 Kings 3:14)?
Wonder of wonders, God is not ashamed to be my God (Hebrews 11:16), and Jesus is not ashamed to call me brother (Hebrews 2:11)!
What do you think about that?