(Isaiah 53:2-3) He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Jesus Atoned Our Shame
Bore our shame.
(I Peter 2:24 NLT) He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.
Removed our shame.
(Romans 10:11) As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” (Reference Verse: Isaiah 50:7-8)
Defeated our shame. (we don’t have to live defeated lives)
(Hebrews 12:2) fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Key truth: Our affirmation and acceptance is not based on our performance or perfection, but rather on Christ’s propitiation.
Empowers the shamed
(Philippians 1:6 TPT) I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Affirms the shamed
(Romans 8:15 AMP) For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear [of God’s judgment], but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [the Spirit producing sonship] by which we [joyfully] cry, “Abba! Father!”
Uses the shamed
(Ephesians 2:8-10) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.