15 July 2012
These two verses seem to be the bedrock upon which this entire epistle is founded. They seem to be putting forward a crucial message that every Christian needs to take very seriously. The message is simple: Let us not be embarrassed by God’s good news.
Paul knew the power of the Gospel because it had turned his life upside down. So he didn’t mince his words when it came to proclaiming the good news of God. For this was the only way in which sinners could be saved. Clearly, he had no reason to be ashamed of this message from God.
However, in this present day, we seem to have gone the opposite way. We hem and haw in proclaiming this simple message to the point of almost being apologetic about it. But if this is the message that saves, should we be holding back?