Read Galatians 6:11-18 again.
Paul gloried in the wisdom of the cross.
II. PAUL GLORIED IN THE WORDS OF THE CROSS.
“Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”
A. He thought of others.
B. Even in His Death He saved a sinner.
He said to the thief on the cross, “Today thou shalt be with me in Paradise.” Still living for others, not for Himself.
C. Still thinking of others, “Woman, behold thy Son, behold thy mother.” He asked John to look after His mother. Still living for others.
D. “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”
E. “I thirst.”
F. “It is finished.”
G. “Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.”
Paul gloried in the wisdom of the cross, the words of the cross, and:
III. PAUL GLORIED IN THE WORK OF THE CROSS.
1 Corinthians 1:18-21, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
What is the work of the cross? I am justified! Just as though I have never sinned. Shout Hallelujah! He died on the cross; He took my sins and buried them in the deepest sea, the big as well as the little ones.
Romans 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”
Forgive means to bear my burden. Paul gloried in the cross. How about you?
The evidence is in verse 17.