Prov 17-19; Matt 16; Psalm 80
In so many ways the gospel is distorted.
When we make it in any sense a message about ourselves, we so distort it. The gospel is in the end about the Glory of God – and for those who love God with all they have and all they are, this is Good News.
Jesus makes this plain – ‘It’s not about you!’
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?
Again we distort it if we make it an internal thing – that nothing is demanded of us.
Listen to the words of Jesus
‘For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done.’