Paul was no spiritual “wimp”. Note his boldness: “obligated”, “eager”, “not ashamed”. It was because the gospel contained such amazing power.
In Romans 1:16 he wrote: "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."
There is a story of how Roy and Doris became present-day demonstrations of this power. Roy spent most of his life as an antagonistic. Yet, he was, by most counts, successful with a Harvard Ph.D. and position as an accounting professor.
When friends visited their home and shared the gospel, they were intrigued. One visitor described forgiveness in Isaiah 53:6, “The LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” He explained, “Roy, Doris, what happens to my sins? They’re all laid on Christ. I’m forgiven and free.” Roy and Doris fell on their knees at the white sofa, wept tears into it, turned from sin, and opened their hearts to Christ. They grew, displayed a righteousness received from God, and became leaders in the church.
When asked, “What was the great truth shared that convinced you?” Roy said, “Jesus died for me!”
If you have not prayed, repented of your sins and allowed them to be laid on Christ; and then accepted Him into your heart as your personal savior, please do that now!!! You can be forgiven and free as well.
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!