Paul’s faith compelled him to go wherever God led to spread the truth of the Gospel to whomever would listen. He physically ached to see people come to know the Lord and Savior of his life.
There was little doubt that Paul was singular in his mission. He, the enforcer of Jewish persecution of the church, was now it’s champion to the rest of the known world. Paul knew thatRome, as center of the world, could spread the Gospel with greater speed and impact. So growing that Church could change the entire world.
Paul was not ashamed of God, or his gospel–he knew it was all that could turn the Chaos of his time into peace.
What about us? Do we share his sense of urgency and passion to restore faith in this Godless culture? We must see, throughout history, that a return to faith is the only thing that has brought prosperity back to nations. We know now, more than ever before, that an absence of God equals an absence of peace, of love and of freedom.
We cannot be ashamed of the Gospel. We, like Paul, must recognize its power and its ability to change the World.
God Bless You
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.
That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
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.
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.”