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Motivations to Be a Pupil of the Gospel

May 3, 2010

Titus 2:11-12 explains that the gospel trains us for godliness. Are you a pupil of the gospel? Are you being trained by the gospel for godliness? Here are some motivations to be a pupil of the gospel:

  1. Constant study and contemplation of the gospel increases our faith in it. Hebrews 11:1 says that our faith “is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  Sin and worldliness darkens our minds and hearts to the not yet fully realized promises of God.  Contemplating on the truths of the gospel puts a more abiding sense of the “things not seen.”  In order to taste and see that the Lord is good, we must always be tasting and seeing.
  2. We will be in continual readiness for seasons of suffering. The gospel is the ultimate and only true help in seasons of suffering and need.  Yet, if our hearts and minds are strangers to the truths of the gospel or not regularly being nurtured by it, we will find ourselves longing for the sustenance of the power we are not acquainted with.  Striving for the “corruptible crown” (1 Cor. 9:25) and worldly pleasures equip us poorly for suffering.
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