Walter Marshall, a 17th century English pastor, insightfully pointed out in his book The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification that the gospel is a double force in a Christian’s life. What does that mean?
- The good news that we’re forgiven, adopted, and forever loved by God creates thankfulness and hope of life with Jesus. this draws us to Him in love — like the tide pulls a ship.
- The good news that we’re in Christ and given the Spirit means that we can rely on God’s power in us. This is the power to flee from sin — like the wind that propels a ship.
Tide and wind. Attraction and power. Pull and push. The good news is the double force believer’s need – Jack Klumpenhower