REASONS TO REHEARSE THE GOSPEL DAILY
Day 6-A Cure For Distrust
Every time I deliberately disobey a command of God, it is because I am in that moment doubtful as to God’s true intentions in giving me that command. Does He really have my best interests at heart? Or is He withholding something from me that I would be better off having?19 Such questions, whether consciously asked or not, lie underneath every act of disobedience.
However, the gospel changes my view of God’s commandments, in that it helps me to see the heart of the Person from whom these commandments come. When I begin my train of thought with the gospel, I realize that if God loved me enough to sacrifice His Son’s life for me then He must be guided by that same love when he speaks His commandments to me. Viewing God’s commands and prohibitions in this light, I can see them for what they really are: friendly signposts from a heavenly Father who is seeking to love me through each directive, so that I might experience His very fullness forever.20
When controlling my thoughts as described above, the gospel cures me of my suspicion of God, thereby disposing me to walk more trustingly on the path of obedience to His commands.
19-Genesis 3. “(4) The serpent said,…(5)…God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (6) When the woman saw that the tree, and that it was delightful to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate…”
20-Deuteronomy 5:29. “Oh that they had such a great heart in them, that they would…keep all my commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever!”