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Shame was not part of the original creation. It was only after Adam and Eve took that bite that shame fell upon mankind. And now it’s such a painful emotion, people will do anything to avoid it.
While some shame is objective (you’re guilty in the eyes of God) and you must set things right, there is also subjective shame that’s imposed on you for something you didn’t do or couldn’t control.
If shame isn’t dealt with, it can lead to paranoia, excessive perfectionism, or it can leave a person as nothing but a doormat for others.
But God has a cure for shame. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus “endured the cross, scorning its shame…” or put another way, “try to destroy Me if you can!”
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