This week’s memory verse is a day late… again… I’m sorry! This verse is a challenging one, and is convicting me as I type! I hope it does the same for you.
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
It’s interesting how we are not ashamed to talk about anything in our life we’re interested in. Most everybody who knows me knows that I love the USC Gamecocks. It’s easy to find out that I look forward to Duck Dynasty on Wednesday nights. I’m also pretty open about my love for shoes, shopping, monograms, and all things girly. But, does everyone who knows me know that I am a Christian? I would hope so, but I’m not sure. I am unashamed to talk about the Gamecocks, Duck Dynasty, shopping, etc., but am I unashamed to talk about the Gospel? Honestly, there are times when I don’t have as much boldness as I should. I probably spend way more time talking about trivial things in life than talking about the Gospel. This is wrong. The Gospel is that Jesus died for me so that I can have eternal life. The other things I am so quick to discuss didn’t do anything like this for me… not even close. So why am I so unashamed to talk about my Savior sometimes?
What about you? I’m sure people who know you could quickly list your interests, hobbies, etc. But, do they know that you love Jesus? Do they know you’re a Christian? Do you talk about Christ as much as you do your favorite hobby/interest?
Let’s live life unashamed of the Gospel. Do you realize how great of an impact we could make on the world for Christ if we lived like Paul did? Paul was unashamed of the Gospel because it is through God’s power that brings salvation to everyone who believes. We should be unashamed too. Live an unashamed of the Gospel kinda life!