Friday, March 25, 2011
I Will Glory in the Cross
Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Paul had an impressive resume'. His pedigree, education and zeal were all a matter of record. But with everything that was behind him, he chose to forget it and press on to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. In fact, his accomplishments he accounted as dung!
Imagine, you have graduated magna cum laude from an Ivy League school, you have reached the pinnacle of your profession, you have drawn great accolades and respect from your colleagues, but you call all of that a pile of cow patties.
Instead, you choose to glory fully in what God did for you by sending His Son to die a cruel death on a cursed cross.
You see, Paul says that the cross is a dividing line. It delineates between world acclaim and Christian service. You must choose which side of the cross holds your fancy. Do you glory in the BC or the AD portion of your life. Once the cross of Christ has performed its flesh destroying work in your life, you will choose to glory in the cross of Jesus rather than any accomplishments you may have achieved.