1. Introduction

This article considers some examples of how people may become ashamed of their faith in God. There are many examples in the Bible where faithful people are persecuted by the wicked. The prosperity of the wicked is a source of shame for the believer. The first section considers the situation of King David, and then this is connected with faith in the New Testament. Finally, the example of Moses is given, which emphasises our weakness for wanting “someone else” to confront the shame with faith.