Are you eager for the Gospel?

Posted: June 19, 2017 in Thoughts on God

So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also in Rome. (Romans 1:15 ESV)

This simple phrase is surrounded by some very “high profile” texts, and can often be read over without much notice taken. But consider for a moment Paul’s excitement, or eagerness, at preaching the gospel to the Romans. What motivated him to anticipate his preaching to them?

Read on, and Paul clearly describes natural man’s misplaced worship. That we worship the created rather than Creator (Romans 1:25). But what makes Paul eager to preach the gospel is the One whom the gospel reveals, Jesus! The deeper our knowledge and understanding of Christ the more “eager” we will be as well to proclaim it. Our fervor will grow, and rightly so, as we seek to know nothing save “Christ and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). It’s hard to get excited about someone you know little of, meet humbly with Jesus today, and get to know him. An eagerness to share the gospel will soon follow.

Are you eager for the Gospel?

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