#2. My Daily Need
The gospel is so foolish (according to my natural wisdom), so scandalous (according to my conscience), and so incredible (according to my timid heart), that it is a daily battle to believe the full scope of it as I should. There is simply no other way to compete with the forebodings of my conscience, the condemning of my heart, and the lies of the world and the Devil than to overwhelm such things with daily rehearsings of the gospel.*
I Corinthians 1:21-23–For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the [a]message preached to save those who believe. 22 For indeed Jews ask for [b]signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach [c]Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
I John 3:19-20–We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will [a]assure our heart before Him 20 [b]in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things
2 Corinthians 4:4–in whose case the god of this [a]world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving [b]so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
*A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love, by Milton Vincent, p 14