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The Glory of the Gospel

Written by: John Sernaque

Stewardship


CS - Counsels on Stewardship (1940) Chapter 1—Coworkers With God

The Glory of the Gospel

It is the glory of the gospel that it is founded upon the principle of restoring in the fallen race the divine image by a constant manifestation of benevolence. This work began in the heavenly courts. There God gave to human beings an unmistakable evidence of the love with which He regarded them. He “so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. The gift of Christ reveals the Father’s heart. It testifies that, having undertaken our redemption, He will spare nothing, however dear, which is necessary to the completion of His work. {CS 14.1}


The spirit of benevolence began in heaven. It was there that God demonstrated His love for mankind. It was because of this love that God gave His only begotten son to save us from sin. The work of salvation continues today here on earth and we are to be coworkers with Christ till the work is completed. This requires our time and money. By our benevolence, the everlasting gospel may go out to the four corners of the world. God made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. How much more should we then desire to return unto God that which is His.


Our heavenly Father,

We come to You on our knees to the foot of Your throne thanking You for the ultimate sacrifice You made on our behalf. As coworkers with You in the plan of salvation, we pray that our gifts are well pleasing in Your sight. We pray that You will bless these gifts and that they may go to further the work that is left to do until it’s completion. We pray for strength and courage to be able to go out with the spirit of benevolence. We are sorry and repent of our sins and ask for forgiveness. We thank You for hearing and answering our prayers, in the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.