I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.
Romans 1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
We have the Truth. We have the Gospel. We have the Light!
It is easy to become afraid because our culture is becoming “post-Christian”. Our world-view is attacked, our default settings for decent behavior dissolve.
We become fearful.
But our faith doesn’t rest in our temporal power. Our faith doesn’t rest in our good works. Our faith doesn’t reside in making this fallen world a better place. Our faith rests in the Messiah, the King, Jesus the Christ.
Does our faith lie in our wealth? In the plenty that is in our hands? Is that where it’s supposed to be?
Revelation 3: 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
Our faith is above. Our futures are entirely secure. If you know the Bible to be Truth, if you know your God to be just, if you know the cause you follow to be righteous… then you don’t need to be afraid of people who choose the dark instead of the light.
Revelation 9: 20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; 21 and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.
We stand for the light……. we have already won. Our business is to get the word out to as many people as possible, to show that we *do* have the Light and the Truth, and then let God take care of the rest.
The time is short…… let’s remember that we have Someone to be proud of.