“It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look” (1 Peter 1:12).
The nature of the gospel is that it introduces into life not what we necessarily want, but it is the very thing we desperately need. The gospel isn’t a pandering messenger who gives people what they want; that they might be won over for the moment. It is more akin to the true friend you value forever because they breathed into your life what you most needed. What the gospel seeks to accomplish in our lives is the task of a life-time. Thus, we need friends of the gospel to journey the course with us.