It should be the aim of all Christians to have lives that are unashamed of the gospel of Christ. Paul lived an uncompromising life and was never afraid to speak the truth out of love. Paul was able to live this way because he knew the gospel of Christ is the only power that leads to salvation.
The Romans were all about power and to this day many people travel to Italy and see remnants of that power that are still preserved. Yet notice what they are called — ruins. As powerful as the Romans were, they did not have the power to save themselves; they were still in need of a Savior. Here Paul writes about the only power that will never fade, the power of God. Unlike the Roman Empire, the power of God is still alive today and salvation still available to those who believe in Jesus. We can live unashamed of the gospel of Christ because of the power it holds. It is the only power that can lead to salvation.
For the King,