For the gospel’s sake

Others have causes they contribute to and fight for. Christians have the gospel. It is not their cause, but their life. Causes can be adopted and abandoned, as the need arises, as circumstances dictate. The gospel remains as man’s only hope.

I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.
1 Corinthians 9.23 ESV

To do all for the sake of the gospel means to “do everything to spread the Good News” (NLT). The gospel is a message, the message of truth (Cs 1.5). If we are not speaking the gospel, that is, teaching others, say it, evangelism, we are doing nothing for the gospel’s sake.

Father, wake me to the gospel, to turn others to you by the message of Christ.

Hold this thought: Do all for the gospel’s sake, / The world’s foundations shake.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

3 thoughts on “For the gospel’s sake

  1. I think it also means to risk everything inorder to get the good news of His death,burial and resurrection out to people. That includes, if it must be,to lay down one’s life in risk. I’ve been reading books from Voice of the Martyrs and I can understand more of what that means than I used to. Their souls are priceless. The risk is well worth it even if only one person comes to Christ.

    1. Very true, Michelle, giving up one’s life, whether in service or in actual death, is a part of doing it all for the gospel’s sake.

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