Lent 2023 | Day 23: The Gospel’s Nobility

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Jesus tells his disciple and his detractors that he did not come for the well, but for those who are sick.

This seems like an odd thing to say. But when we consider that only those who perceive their own need are likely to accept help, it makes more sense.

Every facet of the Gospel diamond adds both texture and value to the Good News. The longer I consider the Gospel, the more beautiful it becomes. Each face of it added another level of distinctiveness separating it from all other philosophies and doctrines of men.

In particular, the people who accepted the Gospel Jesus proclaimed and embodied were those whose need exceeded their access. They were most often the downtrodden, the outcast, and the forgotten. And it was to those in dire circumstances that Jesus declared the arrival of the kingdom of God. I have given this aspect of the Gospel the description of nobility.

The Gospel’s nobility is that it is never denied to anyone. Even those who occupy the lowliest stations in life are given access to the treasures of the kingdom. It does not matter how far you feel you have fallen, all may come. All have been invited to the banquet.

Let’s not take for granted this reality of the Gospel. Those who needed it most are the ones who reject what Jesus offered. And they did so believing they did not need the Gospel at all.

But those who knew they deserved it least, were the ones who found themselves being given entry. We know this is how they felt because many times we are shown how surprised they were at getting an audience with Jesus.

Even when he was tired, Jesus served the people. When it would take him away from what he was doing, Jesus would go. When he knew that the religious leaders would try and create confusion, Jesus still went and taught the people with authority.

The Gospel is a noble message because it bestows dignity on everyone. And this happens because in sharing it with everyone, God declares that all are eligible to have an eternal fellowship with Him.

About the author

Victor Scott

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and author. I am an avid Cubs fan and a lover of Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.

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