While reading through the New Testament, you may notice that Paul wrote a great portion of it! Some of my favorite passages and verses come from Paul-from his experiences, encounters, and wholehearted faith in Christ.
One of my favorite verses falls in the book of Romans, chapter one.
“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”
This is a verse I have tucked in my heart. What an amazing reminder of the power of the gospel. It should NOT be withheld and we should NOT be ashamed!
Think of someone that you love so much. You would do absolutely anything for them, right?
God’s love for us goes even deeper than that. It’s something that neither you nor I can ever imagine. He loves us to the extent that he sent his ONLY son to be living sacrifice for our sins. The moment Jesus died on the cross, He took the weight of every sin so that you and I could be called righteous! It is nothing that we have to earn, it is a gift!
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
Paul was not ashamed to share this beautiful news with those around him. His wholehearted faith in Christ is an amazing thing to see. I believe looking at the life of Paul and the type of faith he had can serve both as an inspiration and a challenge to us to never stop, never be ashamed, never compromise, and never doubt His love for us!
Do you live with this same kind of faith?