For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day (2 Timothy 1:12).
Christians too often are ashamed. We may not
be ashamed inwardly, but we shy away from
being bold and open about our faith. While we
should always be respectful of others, that does
not mean we should be silent with our faith.
The reason Paul was not ashamed was his
conviction. The apostle was convinced that
he would receive the promised reward. Since
God never lies, Paul knew that what had been
promised would be his in the end.
With that knowledge, Paul could face every day
with conviction and boldness. If we are living
a life of faithful obedience, we should be able
to know the same truth as did Paul. If you are
convinced, you should be hopeful and bold!
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