So, what’s so good about the good news? Ask the day worker who got paid the same amount as his co-worker that put in a full day’s work, even though he started his workday at five o’clock in the afternoon.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? That was precisely Jesus’s point when He told the story about an employer that chose to act generously (Matthew 20). Not every worker understood the employer’s generosity any more than religious people grasp the amazing grace of God.
The gospel is good news because it drips with God’s grace—God’s riches at Christ’s expense not yours or mine. God’s generosity makes you wonder, “Is the gospel too good to be true?”