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.
Three words to define: Power, Salvation, Believes
Power – God’s supernatural power that overcomes the effect of sin. His power overcomes the chain of lies from Satan. His power breaks the curse and bondage of sinful choices. It is beyond any self-achievement. Beyond any therapy. Beyond any vacation. It is supernatural Power from God that can save, heal, set free.
Salvation – Greek word “sōtēria” (so ta RE a) deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation. Not only in heaven…but also on Earth today! It is active salvation. Active deliverance, preservation, and guidance. In your everyday life, do you need salvation? Are you effected by shame from peers? Are there destructive habits trying to regain control of your life? You need salvation.
Romans 6:20-23 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Believes – It is more than knowledge – it is walking through the day trusting God is saving you. Believing God is watching over you like James 1:17 ” Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning“. God directs paths for the righteous. Knowing this, believing this, thanking Him for this, resting on the promise. Allowing God is actively saving you from sin.
If your faith is not transforming your life
If your faith is not transforming your life then you have to ask yourself “Have I put my trust in Christ or have I accepted Him as my savior…daily” Right now ask Jesus to come into your heart and promise to follow Him because you need His Power and His Salvation, daily. Both of these elements are outside man abilities. Don’t be ashamed of the Gospel
I NOT ASHAMED
I will stand my ground with lightnside because of Christ. I will go against the standard of this life and allow the power of God to rescue me from my sin and I will daily grow in my believing. I will keep this truth in my daily walk. The gospel is believing in Christ’s POWER and daily SALVATION.