Dodging shame and clinching our crosses

  • Do not ever be ashamed….
  • Be a fellow sufferer…

How? In accordance with divine grace and purpose. The line to shamelessness and beneficial suffering is in the God

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, Timothy 1:9

The saving and the calling are decided before the world began. God knew exactly what he was going to do for .the human race and he knew when he was going to do it. Therefore they cannot be amended by people locked in time and space. This is why the gospel is defined as eternal or everlasting.