It's an interesting question:
What shall we look for in the Gospel?
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If you had to answer it on your own, what would you say??
Here's what Luther has to say on the subject:
And the Gospel is nothing more than the story of the little son of God and of his humbling, as St. Paul says, <460202>1 Corinthians 2:2: “I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
I have mentioned all this, gracious lord, because it is my purpose to inscribe this book to the sovereign of those people who are of my blood, and that it may not be deemed peculiar that I, contrary to the usage of the world, have not begun with the oldest but with the youngest lord of the family. For the nature of this book, in which the littlest and youngest has been pictured, demands that the introduction be like the contents. And I do not only wish to talk of this doctrine of the Gospel with words of mouth, but also wish to write a booklet concerning it. For it is necessary for the lords in this world, who live continually in the prerogatives and respect of their high position, to think at times, according to the Gospel, that they are nothing before God, and that it is as necessary for them to think of this as it is for the others.
The Last shall be first, the first shall be last; the wise, will be foolish and blind and the blind shall see.
Why is this such a "curse" to our human nature? Why is it so difficult to wrestle with and come to terms with?
Have a blessed day. Share this with those you know want to dig deeper and let's keep the conversation going!