Re: Verse reading–Romans 1:1–17 (day four) Why was Paul not ashamed of the gospel? …because it is the power of God for salvation. Paul knew that the ‘good news’ of Jesus…His sinless life, His death on the cross, His resurrection from the dead and His ascension into heaven…had power over sin, death, and eternity. Paul knew that there was no other event, or action, or relationship that was more important than this ‘good news’. Fear of man, fear of ridicule, fear of persecution or even fear of death…nothing was so bad as to miss the message of the gospel. Paul said he was under obligation to tell everyone about the gospel. What about you? Do you feel an obligation to tell others about Christ? Are you willing to take the risk to share the righteousness of God? For Paul, it was a privilege to share. May God grant us the eagerness to share the gospel with everyone who we come in contact with!