The gospel not hard to understand, but hard for many to accept

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

3 Replies to “The gospel not hard to understand, but hard for many to accept”

  1. I think it’s hard for people – in general – to visualize what a total surrender to the Lord looks like in an average daily routine. How does it change my mornings, my work life and relationships, my family, my finances, my approach to holidays, leisure time; all these things (and more) become subject to His will. Attending worship and other corporate gatherings of the church would seem an obvious aspect of that change, but even that is not always understood. How important it is that all acts, even all thoughts and motives, come under His control. Thanks for the reminder.

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