‘I am not ashamed of the gospel’. We all need to be able to say that with Paul. Yet shame is the very basis for this overwhelming power of God to be enabled.
‘If one is ashamed to confess me before men, then I will be ashamed to confess him before my Father’.
The shame of the gospel is OUR shame that the gospel reveals to us. We do not want that shame to be seen by others, so we hide it, we avoid the truth of the gospel. Conversely, the word says, ‘if a man’s works are good, he will come into the light, but if they are bad, he will (choose to) remain in the darkness’. (John 3-21). [all ‘quotes’ are paraphrased].
So the POWER involved, is the power to separate the wheat from the chaff, those who want separation from the world, from those who don’t. …
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