Today I wrapped up a Bible study that I have been doing on the book of Hebrews. In her closing, Kay Arthur said,
The simple gospel often seems too simple for sophisticated people. It’s too foolish for the wise, and it’s too free for some — they wonder how they could receive it by faith alone. For others, it’s too costly, for they aren’t willing to obey God.
I could talk about this, but two Scriptures came to mind as I read it, so I’m going to share those instead.
1 Corinthians 1:18
“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”
I beg you, don’t be counted among the foolish and perishing, but enter the narrow, hard way that leads to life!!! Yes it’s simple, it’s Christ alone. Yet it is so difficult, because we want to have a part in getting ourselves to God. We can’t reach Him or attain eternal life in Him by anything we think, say, or do. It is only because He came to us in the form of a small baby born “in the fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4-5) to a poor family in a dirty stable