Glory Only In The Cross

See what large letters I have written to you with my own hand! As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, theses would compel you to be circumsized, only that they not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For not even those who are circumsized keep the law, but they desire to have you circumsized that they may boast in your flesh. 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. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. Galatians 6:11-15

Many people consider themselves to be religious and their conduct to be pleasing to God. Paul here is addressing Judaizer’s of his day who thought by keeping the law, at least in their own minds it was an acceptable way of practicing their own self- righteousness, and then forcing others who were not like they were to feel less than what God wanted from them. Hypocrisy in the church is longstanding in its history, but the long term effects it has had on people is still why many won’t come back to look again at what God is really saying in His Word. Let me explain, People suffer, you suffer, I have suffered many things from our past. It is not something that is easily gotten over or else their wouldn’t be a need for all the counselors, and therapist’s, not to mention what all the most topic’s are on day time talk shows. God cares deeply for your well being, He seen your hurt, and what has caused your hurt, and even when you did the right thing and turn to spiritual counsel, but yet, it didn’t make it better, in fact it made it worse. When you see or hear recently all the tragic suffering people have gone through from childhood at the hands of adults who were supposed to be there for their benefit and protection, and instead have turned into victims of abuse, both sexually and emotionally and mentally; It grieves the heart of God that people are still without knowledge of His remedy  for the sick and poor soul of mankind is a new creation that’s in Christ Jesus. You see, the Scripture’s tell us that the Savior was:  He was despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him (Isaiah 53:3). If you’ve been hurt by someone, let down by someone, or have even been unjustly accused falsely by someone, or even hated by someone, your in good company. Because they did that and even more to Jesus Christ, by nailing Him to a cross, thinking that would be the end of Him, it actually became our greatest victory! He conquerered death for us so that He may give to those whose own life has been marred by sin, a new life. Eternal life in Christ Jesus is to be born-again and to have a fresh new start at no matter what age you are. Jesus told Nicodemas “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)  People suffer everyday all over this world, some justly, but for the most part unjustly because we live in a fallen world. Paul is saying here to us, as he demonstrated in his own life of afflictions, it was said that he suffered from an eye affliction that for the most part limited his own abilities but made him rely on God’s power through the Holy Spirit. He is saying, whether your life is lived in obedience to the laws of God or not, the only thing that matters in the end, Are you born again! Were gonna suffer in this life, but are we willing to let God love us through our painful past, and deliver us from this life of condemnation and strife, and be set free! Jesus said, The theif does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

May the Lord bless your walk today!


Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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