Nothing Wrong with Godly Marriages, Parenting…

“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people” (1 Timothy 2:3-6).

Leonard Ravenhill wrote, “If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, he would never have been crucified.”

There is nothing wrong with building a Godly family, God-honoring marriage. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a better husband, wife, or parents. We should all strive to manage our money and time better.

There is nothing wrong with any of these things.

But this is not the message of the gospel. What got Jesus killed was the declaration that he is holy, that he is God. What got him killed was the message that we – high priests, rabbis, and the everyday Joe – are sinners in need of a Savior. That because he is a holy and just God, every sinner will be judged and punished by God’s holy wrath.

Until we get that gospel message straight, nothing else matters.

The gospel is this: that while we were sinners God sent his Son to die for us, that not one should perish. That everyone who believes in the Son of God and receives him as Lord and Savior will not perish but have everlasting life.

It is because of the gospel that disciples aspire to honor God through our marriage, families, and financial stewardship.

“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people” (1 Timothy 2:3-6).

What pleases God our Savior? The knowledge of the truth.

What is the knowledge of the truth? That there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.

Thanks be to God!

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