Thursday, September 22, 2016


 By Floyd Baker

Scripture Reading: Galatians 6:14

What are you glorying in at the present time? Is it some  great accomplishment of yours? Some great honor bestowed  upon you? Our verse begins, "God forbid that I should glory,  save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." The question has  been asked, "Why would anyone want to glory in the cross?"  We find the answer of course in our context.

Before we look at Paul's answer to this question, we need  to see that he was warning the Galatians against "wrong  glorying." In verse 13 we read, "but [they] desire to have you  circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh." Even though  circumcision is not practiced today in the same manner, we  could well add, baptism, confirmation, church membership  and a host of other things in which men are glorying.  Instead of these things causing one to look to God, they  only exalt men. Paul declares that "they glory in your  flesh"; but I glory in the cross, for it is there that God  enables men to live for the Lord.

There are two accomplishments of the cross the apostle  calls to our attention. First of all, "By whom the world is  crucified unto me." Please note here the focus is not upon the  cross itself, but the One who died there. It is through our  identification with Christ on the cross that this is so. The same  is true of the second truth as well, "And I unto the world."  This is not true through the flesh, or as he states, through  circumcision, "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision  availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature  [creation]." We are sanctified, set apart unto God and from  the world, through our identification with Christ's death.

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