For I am not ashamed of the gospel,
because it is the power of God
that brings salvation to everyone who believes:
first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Romans 1:16

Even while witnessing the mighty power, glory and wealth of Imperial Rome, Paul held fast to the truth of the lowly Man of Galilee. Paul knew that even the most successful empire will fall, but the power of Jesus to save will endure forever, whether we are Jews or Gentiles.
We are bound for eternal glory such as the world can never know. Why be ashamed of such a gospel?

Daily Reading: 1 Samuel 12