Have you ever wanted to explore a serious matter to its core?
In college I learned how to use a microscope in Chemistry & Biology classes to explore beneath the surface of what my natural eyes could not detect.
In the spiritual word, God’s Spirit shines a microscope on the biggest mystery of how we as sinful/shamed people are made right in God’s sight. It’s called the “gospel” an old English word for “good news.”
In his thesis statement in chapter 1:16-17, Paul, the author of the Book of Romans, defends his dissertation on discovering this incredible good news aka “gospel”:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel/the good news, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the good news the righteousness of God is revealed —a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
My greatest discovery was finding out that God accepts us as righteous —perfectly good in His sight—simply by faith—not by our achievements or merits.
Have you put a microscope on why you think God loves you?
May the discovery of Jesus’ death and resurrection fine tune your faith.