“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” (Gal 6:14)
Nothing can save your soul except faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross, where He shed His Blood for you. The Cross is the only power that can deliver you from the bondage of the devil of the world and of sin! I love the Cross! It has brought eternal salvation to me! That is why I rejoice, I boast in the Cross of Jesus Christ! I have no other things to boast about! Nothing else matters, not my beauty, my education, my intelligence or my successes! To me Christ is my life! I am dead to the world and the world is dead to me. There is no more love or attraction between the two of us! The Cross did it! It is finished! I am free!
Jesus is my Lord and my Savior! He is my Doctor and my Lawyer! He is my Wisdom and my Peace! He is my Testimony and my Victory! Praise His holy Name! I am now singing: “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back! The Cross before me, the world behind me! No turning back, no turning back!” Glory to the Lamb upon the Throne!
“When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.
See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all”
(By Isaac Watts, 1707)