In the Bible there are several times when the prophets or servants of God pointed out that the people were unable to blush. One time it was good blushing. Ezra 9:6 says, “I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown unto the heavens.” This kind of blushing helped Ezra to bring the people together. God used Ezra because he had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord and to do it and to teach in Israel statues and judgements. (Ezra 7:10)
Are you sensitive to God’s way for you? Do you blush when you realize you have sinned against God by repenting?
Jeremiah says the people (Judah) were not ashamed, neither could they blush. Jeremiah 6:16, “….stand in the way and see and ask for the old paths, where is the good way and walk in them and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said we will not.”
One wonders how many there are today who can no longer blush because they no longer honor God with their lives. We in the churches of Christ are pleading for a return to the “old paths.” It is sometimes called the “Restoration Movement.” Luther fought for a reformation of the Catholic Church. He nailed 95 things he differed with the practices of the church to the door of a Catholic church in Wittenberg, Germany, challenging any priest to a debate. He got no takers.
Paul did not blush at the preaching of the Gospel. Romans 1:16,”For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to everyone who believes.”