Friday, February 13, 2009

The Cross and Humility

I am preparing to preach James 4 this weekend. Through my preparation I am feeling very convicted about my own pride. This has caused me to think more about the cross. Here are a couple of quotes about the cross that ought to help us fight against our pride.

John Calvin: “In the cross of Christ, as in a splendid theater, the incomparable goodness of God is set before the whole world. The glory of God shines in all creatures on high and below, but ever more brightly than in the cross, in which there was a wonderful change of things - the condemnation of all men was manifested, sin blotted out, salvation restored to men; in short, the whole world was renewed and all things restored to order.”

Sinclair Ferguson: “When we think of Christ dying on the cross, we are shown the lengths to which God’s love goes in order to win us back to Himself. We would almost think that God loved us more than He loves His son.”

Colossians 2:13-14: And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

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