Monday, March 19, 2007

Do You Know WHY The Gospel is GOOD?

Why are we not so joyful, thrilled and excited when we heard the Gospel?

Because we are made to believe, or it is presented in such a way that the emphasis is on the GOOD things that will happen to us... that though we are sinners, Jesus Christ suffered and died to pay for all our sins, that God has forgiven us, that He restored us to His fellowship, etc. etc. Of course, that is good.

But the Gospel is really GOOD, because there is a God who is GOOD!!!

"How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
"'Your God reigns!'" (Isa. 52:7.)

If we are given the task to proclaim the Gospel, should we not proclaim and announce that there is a God who rules -- who is in charge and in control of everything? And this Good King saves, forgives, loves, blesses, extends grace, peace, joy, and every good thing to His people?

And this Sovereign Being who rules, because of His Great Love to the elect, sent His only Begotten Son to seek and save them?

Should we not emphasize more the GOODNESS of the Savior, not the good thing that will happen to the ones who will be saved?

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