5 Reasons We Should Be Unashamed
" 16 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. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
We are in a time where many are scared to share their faith, here are 5 reminders from Romans 1-16 of why we should be Unashamed of the gospel.
1. Peace With God
In a world that often seems void of peace, both internationally and personally, we are offered peace through Christ and with Him (Romans 5:1b). We can exult in the hope of the glory of God because no matter what tribulations may come, God gives that inner peace and hope. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, God’s unending peace is poured into our hearts and souls. This peace makes us unashamed of the gospel!
2. Received Grace
When no one loved us, God did. When we were dirty in sin, Jesus Christ died for us. When we deserved nothing, He rose to give us grace, peace, and life. We have received grace. Paul reminds us of God’s gift of Jesus Christ in Romans 1:4c-5a. He died for us and because we have received grace, He wants us to live for Him. Because we have received grace, we want the world to know!
Romans 10:1 “My heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.” In this verse we see that while God is the one who gives grace, He asked us to pray and to seek God for those who have yet seen His glory. Prayer is essential in gospel living. We are not ashamed to pray but we are Unashamed because we pray!
4. Armor of Light
Romans 13:12b reminds us that there is evil and darkness in this world. We are to lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. His light penetrates the darkness and gives hope. We are not ashamed like we were when we were in darkness, we have been cleansed by the blood of Christ and shine brightly for Him.
5. Made Known
Romans 16:26b-27, “Made known to all nations, leading to obedience of faith; to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.” God sent Jesus and wanted Him to be made known to all people. Through the message of the gospel, we can join with God by making Christ known. What a joy, what a privilege!
Lord, make us Unashamed so we can make Christ known!