Shame off you!
In a “you ought to be ashamed of yourself” world,
The Lord has a very different word for you in Isaiah:
“Instead of your shame
There shall be a double portion;
Instead of dishonor
You shall rejoice in your lot;
Therefore in your land
You shall possess a double portion;
You shall have everlasting joy.” (Isaiah 61:7, ESV)
May the shame fall away
And grace fill you up.
May the devil’s accusations grow silent
And the assurances of God grow strong.
Though hell’s shame tries to
You have been fully qualified
For your spiritual inheritance in Christ.
May you discover a double portion
A double portion
And everlasting joy.