Shake Away

When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes disgrace. Proverbs 18:3

Contempt is defined as “the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.” Contempt is one of those words that we rarely use outside of a courtroom but its meaning is clear: disdain or scorn. Huge disrespect. Arrogance is attached to it because the person thinks he’s better. You know it when you see it but you may not be able to identify it right away as such.

Wicked men have contempt for rules and society in general.

Loosely defined, though, wickedness and its counterpart contempt could be applied to all of us. Towards God. We all had contempt for God. We’ve all done wicked things.

Thankfully, we have a Savior who is greater than our wickedness and contempt. We have a Savior who bore our punishment despite being sinless Himself. We have a Savior who meets us at our deepest need.

Even as Believers we at times want to shake our fists at God (in contempt) because of what is happening around us. Why why why, we ask. His answer may even be dead silence.

God will not crumble or zap you when you shake your fist at Him. I daresay you are probably closer to a breakthrough than you ever have been because at least you’re communicating with Him. You may not like His silence or even his answers, but the communication is occurring.

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