As we prepare to celebrate Good Friday and Easter, I am reflecting not only on the studies I am doing (Proverbs 31 & The Excellent Wife) but also on the gospel. The gospel is the summation that Jesus Christ, being 100% God, was born a man in order to live the life we should have lived & to suffer the death we deserve in order to bring us into a relationship with God (Romans 1:1-6; 3:21-26). We have been delivered from God’s wrath to be enveloped in His forgiveness through faith in Christ alone, for it is not by works! (Ephesians 2:7-9)
What excellent news! This truly is good news (the origin for the word “gospel”). Because Jesus, in all humility took the form a baby, knowing his ministry would cause his death and resurrection, to be culminated in the coming Holy Spirit, we are free to live as we were intended to – in relationship with our Creator. How amazing!