From the Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 39
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17
Here’s something to think about today. What we believe defines us and defends us. Paul writes, “I am not ashamed of the gospel…” There are a number of words that can define us and shame us such as fool, fraud, failure, frustrating, floozy, fearful. Those are a lot of “f” words that we can earn while searching for acceptance, affection, and accomplishment. However, there’s something that can change all that and it’s called the gospel of Jesus Christ. But the power of the gospel only works for those who believe in it for their lives. It’s only as we let our faith, what we are convinced of and convicted by, work in our lives that our faith begins to refine and redefine who we are. The gospel (the good word of God) has the power to save us spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and so on when we place our faith in God and His good word. And that word has the power to not only define us but defend us if we will not only desire it but decide on it for our lives. That God word will defend us from every shameful word of the enemy. I am not ashamed of the good God word and I don’t have to be ashamed because it works for all those who live by faith in God’s good word.