What the Gospel Enables You To Do
1 Timothy 6:3 But if anyone teaches otherwise and does not assent to the sound and wholesome messages of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and the teaching which is in agreement with godliness (piety toward God),
The Gospel truth is amazing! How that God in Jesus Christ took up human form to take away our sins through His death on the cross and anyone who believes this has eternal life! Awesome! This shows the extent of God’s love for the world.
One thing we should understand is that the doctrine of the gospel is “according to godliness” that is, it is in agreement with godliness. The gospel is a wholesome message and an accurate understanding of it empowers one to live a godly life.
2 Peter 1:3 For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).
You’ve been called with a holy calling, God himself is at work in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. Phil 2:13
The gospel shows you that your old self has been crucified and resurrected “Christ in you”. Glory to God. You’ve been recreated with the ability to live holy and righteous, unto good works by the power of the Holy Spirit at work in you.
Ephesians 4:24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
Understand today that the wholesome teaching of the gospel is God’s grace which shows you the power of God at work in you enabling and empowering you to live above sin and lead a life of godliness.
As you grow in the accurate knowledge of the gospel and fix your eyes on the truth, you’ll live godly effortlessly than you ever did on purpose. God bless you.
Thank you Lord for making me righteous, I thank you because I can now walk godly and pleasing to you. Help me to always keep my eyes on this truth. Amen