“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” (Rom 1:16)
Immediately after his conversion, while on his way to Damascus to arrest Christians in that city, the Apostle Paul began proclaiming the Gospel message, he had once sought to destroy, tirelessly, and was responsible for the spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire.
He possessed an inner strength granted him through the Holy Spirit’s power and the Grace of God proved sufficient to provide for his every need, enabling this noble servant of Christ to successfully finish his spiritual race. Even though the Apostle Paul encountered many persecutions along the way, he remained eager to preach the Gospel. Nothing could curb his boldness.
The Apostle Paul said “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel” simply because some might be embarrassed by a Gospel centered on a crucified Jewish Saviour, embraced by the lowest classes of people. But the Apostle Paul knows that the Gospel – the Good News of the Son of God Jesus Christ, which was promised by His prophets in the Holy Scriptures – has inherent power. We do not give it power, we only stop hindering the power of the Gospel when we present it effectively. Although the Message may sound foolish to some, the Gospel is effective because it carries with it the omnipotence of God.
Salvation, which means deliverance or rescue, is a gracious gift of God Who rescues us from eternal punishment.
God will not withhold salvation from the one who believes; all He requires of us is believing.
Dear family and friends, believe and do not be ashamed of sharing the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation.
For the Lord Jesus said “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.“ (Mark 8:38)