Isa 2:17 And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
If you have ever experienced “life” with an abuser (which no doubt most of our readers have) then you understand what I mean when I say that abusers have no shame. After all, they are the center of the universe. They are never wrong, never to blame. They have no conscience. They are not repentant. No shame.
This shamelessness evidences itself regularly in such a person. After treating their victim cruelly for instance, they will sleep quite well and behave as if it never happened. “Hey, babe, how about getting me a beer?” Or, “what are you so glum about this morning?” They will insist that the victim do the forgiving and forgetting, and even the repenting. After all, ultimately the whole abuse scenario the evening before was the victim’s fault, you know.
The primary way I have seen this shamelessness in the wicked is through their continued interjection of themselves into the lives of the people they abused. Separation has taken place. Divorce. Or, in my case, a wicked man is put out of the church after his evil, decades-long quest for power and control is exposed. Yet he will continue to send birthday cards. Or if his path runs across that of his one-time abuse target, he is all smiles, marching right up and engaging in conversation as if the charges against him were mere fantasy, a fiction existing only in the mind of the victim. No shame, you see.
Many of these shameless servants of darkness will continue right on with their unholy charade of christianity. They will sit in the pew, sing the hymns, pray the prayers, or even preach and teach “God’s Word.” Many will even give marriage counseling to others!! No shame. The wicked are shameless.
And, of course, these shameless ones are great shamers. Rather than wearing the garbs of shame as they should, they place those rags on others. Through words, nuances, innuendos, and other means, they strive to shame the innocent. We must refuse to wear that shame.
Psa 5:4-6 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. (5) The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. (6) You destroy those who speak lies; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.