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.