The Real Meaning of the "Cross of Christ"
People today, including Christians, boast of many deeds and attributes. But all of this pales in comparison to what Jesus Christ accomplished.
The apostle Paul was a man of extraordinary intellect and accomplishment in his sphere as a Jewish leader. After encountering Jesus, Paul gained the insight to boldly declare that he would boast in nothing except the "cross of Jesus Christ."
Paul transformed the cross from a Roman instrument of death to life-change power through Jesus' death and resurrection.
The cross is the place where our sinful self died. The cross of Christ is no longer the instrument of Christ's death, but the spiritual reality of our changed (or crucified) lives because if His death, burial and resurrection.
The cross is a filter that separates out the things that defeat us.
The cross is a memorial that stands to reminds us of the One who fought and won THE strategic battle that saved our lives forever!
The cross is not something that we wear around our necks, but the truth of a redeemed life on display for the world to see.
Only boast in what Jesus has done for you!