I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Romans 1:14-16 NKJ
3 things that motivated Apostle Paul's life, and could be a catalyst for ours!
- ver 14 – I AM A DEBTOR!
I have an obligation to carry out... why? Because Jesus gave everything for my purchase and equipping... I owe it to the lost to tell them what I know! Look how Paul puts it...
Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me... I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me... I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. Acts 26:16-19 NLT
- Ver 15 - I AM READY!
Paul was always ready to Obey God... he understood Lordship! When he was struck down off his horse he ask two very important questions... “Who are You, Lord?” and “What do You want me to do?” Great questions... first question, Who! Second one, What?
- ver 16 – I'M NOT ASHAMED!
Paul knew the power of the Gospel!
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:17-18 NKJ
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Cor 2:4-5 NKJ
So where are you today? If you are a Christ follower then you too are... A debtor; You're ready; and you're not ashamed! Go for it!