Jeremiah 6:15: “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; nor did they know how to blush.”
I could not believe what had happened. I was scared to death.
I was only nine years old and my cousin was twelve. She was in the bathroom, but I did not realize it. I came bursting through the door and saw her standing there. She was completely dressed and had already flushed the toilet. Nothing obscene or inappropriate occurred. And yet, the simple fact that I had burst in on her caused my heart to race and blood to rush to my face. I was totally embarrassed and ashamed. I blushed.
Forty three years later, there is very little which causes me to blush. My eyes have seen so much and the world has become so sinful. I once heard a preacher say that what men used to pay money to see in secret is now openly displayed on television. Things that used to be embarrassing and shameful no longer cause us to blush. There were many Christians who watched the MTV Music Awards show in which Miley Cyrus “twerked” her backside. Some of them even remarked on social media how much they enjoyed the show. What a disgrace.
The people in Jeremiah’s day no longer blushed at sin. They were not ashamed. As a result, God allowed the Babylonians to march into Jerusalem and take it over in 586 B.C. Thousands were taken as prisoners and carried back to Babylon. God punished His own children because they were no longer able to blush.
The Bible declares that God still disciplines His children (Hebrews 12:5-11). Are you ashamed of the “abominations” which are taking place in our world today? What makes you blush?