We tend to live as if the Gospel of Jesus is simply a nice story with a moral, like one of Aesop’s Fables. We believe the Gospel on an intellectual level, but heart belief is much harder to come by. When the Gospel is just a truth that we acknowledge and give intellectual assent to, it loses its power. The Good News of Jesus is so much more than an intellectual idea. The Gospel has power to change us if we let Jesus do his work in us.
How would your life change if you saw the world through the lens of the Good News of Jesus?
What kinds of things would you think are important? What would you give your time, energy, and resources to? What sorts of arguments that you have now would cease to happen because those things no longer threaten your image, or sense of worth? These are good questions to think about because that is what God wants to move each of towards. And we cannot make those changes just by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We do not have the right stuff to change our hearts. We need to invite the Holy Spirit to change our hearts and minds.