|And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (KJV)|
This is a passage that comes to mind when talking about being distracted by our "infirmities" (Marriage, Parenting, Finances, Physical or emotional pain, etc.) and not relying on or remembering that "God's Grace is Sufficient for Me". I also think there needs to be some clarity as to WHAT exactly the "Gospel" actually is. I think some people think it means anything that comes from the Bible is the Gospel message. As long as it is supported by scripture. Additionally, the word Grace doesn't always seem to have the same meaning as divine un-merited favor. But, it sounds like to me "divine niceness".
If we only have Christ or the Bible as "examples" of how to live then this is the statement that comes to mind by Dr. David Wells:
Grace and Peace,