In Romans 1:16, Paul emphatically declares
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for those who believe.”
A question that I occasionally ask myself:
Am I ashamed?
What does being “ashamed” look like?
Does the gospel embarrass me?
Fear of assertion
Our culture loves ambiguity and relativity:
- To couch statements into vague notions
- To dance around the truth with the idea that the truth is ultimately unknowable.
The gospel calls us to make claims of truth — assertions that are undeniable.
To state that “Jesus is THE way” is a truth claim.
Though I fully believe it, sometimes my silence may lend agreement to something else.
We can sometimes fear to assert and instead, shut down and say nothing.
Perhaps you can think of other ways that being “ashamed of the gospel” comes into reality in your life.
If so, feel free to share it with me.
Let me ask you this?
Can you think of a time where you were “ashamed of the gospel?” Feel free to share in the comments if you wish.
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