How should we live our lives? One key is to make Christ the cornerstone of our lives. According to the scriptures one way is to boast in Christ. By the grace of God, we have been spared the death we deserve and have been given eternal life.
By remembering and boasting in the wonderful grace of God and the love God poured out on the cross, we will be like a burning flame for God. We will be a beacon to those who are lost in a dark and dying world.
—Galatians 6:14 NKJV “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.”
Victory at the Cross
It is hard to imagine the great glory that came from the immense pain Christ suffered on the cross.
As believers when we look at the crucification that took place on the cross, we see the full power of the glory of Christ. In disgrace He went to the cross but three days later he rose victorious over death in glory. Our salvation was won at the cross. We have been redeemed to God through Christ.
Alive in Christ
As believers we are identified with Christ. Because of this we have been given a new outlook on life. Christ is our savior and heaven is our new home. In essence we do not belong to this world. We are no longer in bondage to the world of man but have been set free to serve God.
Until we are called to go home with the Lord, we will still walk and live in this dying world. Our duty while we remain on Earth is to serve and glorify God. Christ has suffered for our sakes and we need to boast to world the power of the cross.
Dead to this World
By Christ’s loving action, believers are given new life. We have been changed and are a new creation in Christ Jesus. As members of the body of Christ, we have been promised all the heavenly blessings. In comparison to this, all the riches this world are like the stench of rotting meat.
Knowing this, the things of this world should be as nothing. We will only remain in the world of man for a short moment in time. God has promised a heavenly home and we will have an eternity to enjoy this with God.
This is the life that should be our focus. With this clarity in mind, while we are still on the Earth we should concentrate on sharing the life giving message to those that are weighed down by the curse of sin. Believers are to be a beacon of hope.
An Honor to Boast in Christ
Our mission as believers is to concentrate on the eternal. We should not build our legacy on the things of this dying world. We have been redeemed in Christ. Through Christ we have been set free from the grip of death. Let us not cling to this world but glorify God and honor the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. Truly it is glorious to boast in Christ.