For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek – Romans 1:16
There’s such a thing as “Your understanding of the Gospel.” It’s not enough to say, “Well, I preach the Gospel”; the question is, “What Gospel do you preach?” What really is the Gospel? What’s your understanding of the Gospel? In Romans 1:16, the apostle Paul said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
Your personal understanding of the Gospel is very important, because your life would be a reflection of “your gospel.” You have a gospel; I have a gospel; and every one of us has his or her gospel. Your gospel is your perception of what Christ came to do, and the import, impact, and relevance of that in the now. That’s what will form your message. Your life would reflect that message; everything you do will be an expression of your understanding of that message.
As a Christian, you’re living your understanding of Christianity. You’re expressing your idea of Christianity every day that you live, consciously or unconsciously. You can’t live above your revelation of the Gospel. Your speech, your thinking process, and your outlook on life are all from your understanding of the Gospel. Everything you see through your Gospel-screen, as it were, whatever you believe about Jesus, will affect what you think about life. This is why it’s so important that you have the highest idea, the highest revelation that God would give you, because your life will be the expression of your revelation of Him.
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Dear Father, I thank you for perfecting my understanding and perception of the Gospel of Christ, and for granting me insights, enlightenment, and understanding through the Holy Spirit to know and live by the greater truths of the Gospel. I’m confident that I’ll consistently make progress and walk in victory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Hebrews 5:13-14; Ephesians 4:14; Acts 17:30