Jesus is the gospel. His perfect life, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection is the good news of Christianity. We come to Jesus to get Jesus and he is enough. This is the true gospel of the Bible. However, I believe that we all — to varying degrees — struggle with the ever so abominable “health, wealth, and prosperity” gospel. Deep down in the depths of our core, though we may never admit it, we believe that God owes us stuff and, if we come to him, he is obliged to meet our demands.
What if God never give you a significant other and you never get married?
What if you get married and find out you can’t have children?
What if God never saves that family member you’ve been praying about for years?
What if you’re in the Ministry and God never gives you success?
What if God never gives you a big platform to proclaim is fame?
What if you never get a promotion at work?
What if you never get a book deal?
What if no one ever reads your Jesus-honoring blog?
What if your family turns their back on you because of your Christ-exalting decisions and decide to never talk to you again?
What if you never accomplish any of your child dreams or goals?
OR, what if you already have all of this is and God takes it away? Is God still God? Is the gospel still true?
Surely God is a gracious God and the giver of all good gifts. But that’s not point of this post. The point is this: we all must wrestle with this question: Is Jesus really enough for me? No really, is he?
Jesus is the gospel. He never disappoints. He always satisfies. He is enough.
“. . . I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).
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