Have you gospeled yourself today? I know this doesn't sound like a post on sanctification and it isn't. But I'm running on empty right now and I have decided to get to sanctification at a later time.
But have you gospeled yourself today? I know this sounds like some post-modern churchianity speak but I'm serious have you gospeled yourself today? Have you told yourself the gospel today?
If not let's do it now:
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
(1Co 15:1-8 ESV)
I've been needing that lately, truth is I need that every day. Everyday I need to remind myself that its not me its Jesus. Jesus paid for my sins and nothing I can do can earn my way into God's good graces. But you see there are days that I don't do that experientially there are days that I tell myself that if I just “do” this ministry, this bible study, this kindness, this work I'll earn favor.
You see I “know” that I'm only justified by faith but living that out really trusting Christ's meritorious work on the cross that takes the gospel. So I need to say this is the first importance: Christ died for Peter Nelson's sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, raised, all in accordance with Scripture. That's the gospel that's what I need to hear, and trust everyday.