Saturday, April 18, 2009

Meditating on the Cross of Christ

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14

With these words, Paul lays out the fact that for him there was nothing more important than the cross. He says something similar in 1 Corinthians 2:2 “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”

If the truth of Christ’s death on the cross was the very center of Paul’s life, faith and ministry, shouldn’t it be the center of our focus as well?

I would like to challenge myself along with all of you to spend a lot of our meditation time this month thinking about the meaning, purpose and glory of the Cross. Let’s see if we can really encourage one another with what God is teaching us about the cross. You can respond by placing comments on this or articles on this subject here on the Faithful Men Blog, or, if you are a Facebook user, you can join the discussion in the Faithful Men group there.

I’m looking forward to all that we can learn together.

1 comment:

Roger said...

All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, everyone, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6

Every one of us has sinned against God and His glory. Even though we have all sinned, we all sin in our own particular individual way. Some are tripped up in one area of their life and others in a different area. We are all alike and yet each unique as to how sin manifests itself. And yet my iniquity, my own particular sins were laid on Him. He took the punishment that should have been mine. Praise God for His Grace!