REASONS TO REHEARSE THE GOSPEL DAILY
Day 2-My Daily Need
The gospel is so foolish 3 (according to my natural wisdom), so scandalous 4 (according to my conscience), and so incredible (according to my timid heart 5), that it is a daily battle to believe the full scope of it as it should. There is simply no other way to compete with the forebodings of my conscience, the condemnings of my heart, and the lies of the world and the devil 6 than to overwhelm such things with daily rehearsings of the gospel.
3-1 Corinthians 1. “(21) for since…the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe…(23)…we preach Christ crucified,…to Gentiles foolishness.”
4-1 Corinthians 1:23. “…we preach Christ crucified…a stumbling block [Gr. skandalon]…”
5-1 John 3. “(19) We will know…that we are of the truth, and will assure our hearts before him (20) in whatever our heart condemns us…”
6-2 Corinthians 4:4. “…the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ…”