“Glorying in the Cross of Christ”

Galatians 6:14-18

14 But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 

15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 

16 And those who will walk in step with this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. 

17 From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. 

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers.  Amen.


Scripture Referenced:

2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 11:23-27



“It means to boast in, glory in, trust in, rejoice in, revel in, live for.  The object of our boast or ‘glory’ fills our horizons, engrosses our attention, and absorbs our time and energy.  In a word, our ‘glory’ is our obsession.”  (Pr. John Stott)


“The idea of the world and the believer being crucified to each other means they are dead to each other.  As in the case of the flesh being crucified (5:24), it does not mean the world has no more influence over the believer, but that its dominion is broken and he is no longer in total bondage to it.”  (Dr. John MacArthur)


“Galatians exists for grace.  It begins with grace (1:3), and it ends with grace (6:18).  But the grace of Galatians is costly, not cheap.  For it propels us toward gospel-rooted living, which means boasting in the cross of Christ alone.”  (Dr. Todd Wilson)