Glory in the Cross

By   •   April 1

cross of nails

What glory is there in the cross? It was an instrument of torture and shame. Why did Paul glory in it? He gloried in it because the most selfless act ever performed by men or angels took place upon it. He saw-emanating from that rough, unartistic beam upon which the Son of God had been crucified-the radiant hope of the world, the end of the believer’s bondage to sin, and the love of God shed abroad in the hearts of men. A lone man dying on a cross did more to restore man’s lost harmony with God, his fellowman, and himself, than the combined genius and power of earth’s mighty. With my finite limitations, I cannot fully comprehend the mystery of Christ’s atonement. I only know that all who come to the cross in simple, trusting faith lose all their guilty stains and find peace with God.

Prayer for the day

Like the Apostle Paul, Father, help me to glory in the cross of Jesus and more fully understand the tremendous meaning it has for me as a believer and for all who would come to its foot and kneel.

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19 Comments

  1. Chuky'ayz says:

    Priceless treasure hung on the cross to pay the price for our curse, now thats love

  2. Bryce McCormick says:

    You have always been extremely inspirational. I can feel the Holy Spirit amplify your messages of truth. Thank you for all of the great messages. I look forward to more.

  3. Gad Rugaju says:

    You have always blessed me and helped me to grow to love and serve the Lord

  4. Maria P Garza says:

    Thank you so much for this delicious food that fills my Spirit, body, soul and mind.
    I love Billy Graham, I have heard him since childhood. The Humility and Simplicity yet Powerful way of Preaching this Precious Living Word has Blessed me. BLESSINGS

  5. Gayle says:

    I look forward to receiving email devotions

  6. Judy says:

    Thank you, Jesus, for the sacrifice you made for me on the Cross. Help me to be mindful and worthy of your gift.

  7. Linda says:

    I enjoy your devotions; they help me remember Christ every day.
    I ask for prayers for my son, Jonathan, that he will come to know Christ, the gospel, and maintain a healthy lifestyle toward Christ of obedience and trust.

  8. Laura Speer says:

    I truly believe the cross signifies the death of Our Savior Jesus Christ for ALL sins.

  9. Ed says:

    Know Christ, know peace. No Christ, no peace.