“I WILL GLORY IN THE CROSS!”

Galatians 6:11-17
 
Every one of us has something in which to glory. If we get to know people long enough we eventually find out what they glory in. In case of a grand mother and father it will not be long before they start showing off the pictures of their grandchildren. The same is true with young married couples with their newborn babies.
 
For a musician it may be a new instrument or his voice; for an artist his newest art work. For a young man it may be a new car, with not one speck of dust on it. To another it may be a garden, not one weed or bug stays. He is very proud of his fruit trees, flowers; etc. and says people come from all over the neighborhood to see it.
 
It may be a gun collection. He keeps them polished to show off at the local gun show. He glories in his gun collection. To a housewife it may be her home or her children. While to the husband it may be that he glories in his job or accomplishments. What am I saying? Everybody glories in something.
 
Paul said, “God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” It is not that he had lack in which to glory. He could have gloried in his education, in his degrees, how he studied at the feet of Gamaliel – one of the world’s best teachers in that day. He could have gloried in his preaching that even the demons in hell knew his name Acts 19. He wrote half the New Testament, or 14 out of 27 books (and I believe the book of Hebrews).
 
Imagine if I had even written one book, the entire world would know about it. Can’t you just see the advertising? “The Pastor who wrote a book in the Bible.”
He could have gloried in his travels. Look at all his missionary journeys. He could have shown slides forever.
 
CONTINUED TOMORROW!

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