TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
12th August 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE:1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV)
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.
Yesterday we emphasized that expressing the power of God has nothing to do with the vessel. That the believer doesn’t need to feel ready or rehearse to speak a prophetic word over a situation without waiting for a pastor to do it, because the excellency of the power is of God.
It’s called resurrection power!
Hear me friends, you too can express the power of God.
Now, the next expression of the grace of God is His wisdom.
Just like we saw that the cross is the highest demonstration of God’s power, in the same vein, scriptures tell us that the message of the cross is foolishness to the world.(1 Corinthians 1:18)
To you, you know it’s the reason why you are saved. That’s why Paul in Romans 1:16 says He is not ashamed of the gospel of Christ because it is the power that saves.
You know, there’s a difference between being shamed and being ashamed. To be shamed is a ridicule that comes from others because of what you believe or an action but to be ashamed is your response to what they make you feel.
If you are shamed for the gospel, don’t be ashamed of the gospel.
If you are ridiculed because of your faith and because it is deemed uncool to be a believer, don’t be ashamed because it is a response to what the world will portray to you.
Jesus said, “The world will hate you because you love me, because it hated me first.”
In fact, if your faith is not questioned or ridiculed, then maybe you are not truly representing the gospel.
Look, learn to marvel at the wisdom God displayed through the cross.
Let your heart be grounded in the conviction that this is where your life starts and although it may not make sense to the world, you know in whom you have believed.
Learn to remind yourself of how great a salvation you have received, because the cross happened.
Hang every shame on the cross and stand rooted in the gospel of the cross of Christ.
Have I been tempted to cower in shame because my faith was ridiculed?
-I believe in the good news of the gospel. That in the giving of Jesus, I am now a beneficiary of God’s grace.
-The gospel is the grace of God. I am thankful for the grace of God.
-I have come into a progressive revelation of all that the grace of God reveals.
-The cross is the proof of God’s love for me.
-The cross is the highest demonstration of God’s power.
-The cross is the reason why I’m saved and although it may seem foolish to the world, I marvel at God’s wisdom.
-Therefore, I am unashamed of the gospel of Jesus, regardless of spite or ridicule.
-My response to being shamed is increased conviction in the cross that has saved me.
-My heart is grounded in the conviction that my life starts from the cross.
-Although it may not sound logical to the world, I have received so great a salvation because the cross happened, therefore, I will not be ashamed of my origin.
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