The gospel is not hard to understand. For many, it is hard to accept.
- It requires us to surrender to the Lordship of Christ.
- It demands submission to the reign of God.
- The gospel calls us to follow the guidance of the Spirit.
Many are not willing, but they disguise their stubbornness with subterfuge, saying that the terms of the gospel are murky, restrictive, or intolerant. But he is intolerant who will not submit his will to the Lord’s.
The gospel offers unequaled blessing, but to receive that blessing it places upon us no less an obligation that the total surrender of self.
But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
Matthew 8.22 NET