REASONS TO REHEARSE THE GOSPEL DAILY
Day 3-The Power of God
Outside of heaven, the power of God in its highest density is found inside the gospel. This must be so, for the Bible twice describes the gospel as the “power of God.”7 Nothing else in all of Scripture is ever described in this way, except for the person of Jesus Christ.8 Such a description indicates that the gospel is not only powerful, but that it is the ultimate entity in which God’s power resides and does its greatest work.
Indeed, God’s power is seen in erupting volcanoes, in the unimaginably hot boil of the massive sun, and in the lightening speed of a recently discovered star seen streaking through the heavens at 1.5 millions miles per hour. Yet in Scripture such wonders are never labeled “the power of God.” How powerful, then, must the gospel be that it would merit such a title! And how great is the salvation it could accomplish in my life, if I would only embrace it by faith 9 and give it a central place in my thoughts each day!
7-Romans 1:16. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God to salvation to everyone who believes…” 1 Corinthians 1:18. “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
8-1 Corinthians 1:124. “…Christ the power of God.”
9-Hebrews 4:2. “For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.” Ephesians 1. “(18) I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will also know…(19)…what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.”