“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation
to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.
For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith,
just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.”
The Gospel of the Unashamed
Considering the current state of our world, this verse couldn’t be more necessary for the believer to actually believe and live out in their everyday lives. I’ve noticed that a subjective way of living has become increasingly popular. Values and morals have become merely suggestions. Convictions have fallen by the wayside. Truth has been buried deep beneath the surface.
I’m not one for popular. I don’t tend to be easily swayed by others’ opinions and standards. But that’s not an easy place to get to. This place is only found when we surrender to the One who created the standards of holiness and righteousness.
In college and in my working life, God seems to surround me more often than not by people who are searching . . . for truth, for grace . . . to be seen and valued. I love it! I love it because that is right where He wants me. I love it because I get such joy from watching the Holy Spirit do His best work through me. He wants to place you there as well. He wants to do a work through you that only He can do.
Salvation is waiting.
Salvation is calling.
Salvation is as close as the whisper of His name.
Salvation comes through Christ alone, but we carry His name. We carry the words of life. We carry the Good News of the work of the cross. When we count the high cost of a fully abandoned life and decide He’s worth it, that’s when the adventure begins and God’s righteousness is revealed. Souls are saved. Lives are changed.
I want to live in such a way that the lost are drawn to repentance and the believer is captivated by His presence. I want to proclaim boldly the power of the gospel despite my environment or pressure. I want to be steadfast with the revelation that God has given me. I want to love well, but always point to the ways of the Lord.
He is worthy of all of our devotion.
He is worthy of our whole life.
He is worthy of an unashamed gospel.
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