“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)
The word “ashamed” in scripture has the connotation of being disappointed by something you had hope in. Paul declared that the gospel he received had not let him down. It contained power unto salvation – not just hope for life after death, but real rescue from sin in this life.
The man under the law cried out for rescue. “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24). The man in Christ proclaimed with gratefulness the glorious rescue he had received through the power of the gospel. “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 7:25)
Don’t sell short what God has provided for you in Christ. If you are not experiencing the “so great salvation” that is in Christ the fault is not on His end. The potential for you to live a fully God-pleasing life is available to all who are born-again. Determine to taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed are all those who believe His report.