Saturday, October 20, 2007
GLORYING ONLY IN THE CROSS
“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,” Galatians 6:14.
PAUL meant either the infirmities, reproaches, tribulations, and persecutions, which he endured for the sake of Christ, and the preaching of his gospel; or the gospel, the doctrine of the cross of Christ, and salvation by it: or rather a crucified Christ Himself, whom he preached; though counted foolishness by some, and was a stumbling to others: he gloried in Him, and determined to know, and make known, none but Him, in the business of salvation; he gloried in Him as crucified, and in His cross; not in the wood of the cross, but in the effects of His crucifixion; in the peace, pardon, righteousness, life, salvation, and eternal glory, which come through the death of the cross; he gloried in Christ as his wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
By John Gill