Unlimited: There is a Remedy For Everyone’s Disease
Mar 12, 2020 692
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23, NIV.)
The thing that worries me is that the church in the West does not on the whole understand the Gospel, or it would overflow with it. It would be the salt of the earth! It would be the light of the world! From within it would flow rivers of living water instead of drops.
I have preached in third world countries. In those countries when the Gospel is understood, the people overflow! Why doesn’t it happen in the West? Because we have forgotten the Gospel or never come to understand it, and the reason for that is because we are too comfortable and too self-satisfied.
It is because the remedy is never appreciated unless the disease is known. Most people in the west are too comfortable. They mistake a full stomach for a good conscience. They mistake a good suit for the robe of righteousness. They mistake a home for the home of the true church which is composed of all the twice born.
If we don’t know the disease, we will never appreciate the remedy and I submit to you that we in the west do not fully understand the disease. What is the disease? Romans tells us: we have all sinned and we all come short of the glory of God.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Why do you think it is that it is hard to reach people in the West with the Gospel? Consider then, that whatever reason you give, you yourself are not necessarily immune to it. Ask the Lord to send his Spirit to search your heart and show you how you can be more receptive of his love and grace.