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PROUD CHRISTIAN
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Thursday, Apr 14, 2022

 

Boast

Galatians 6:14”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.”

Wow, what a word!  We can boast of NOTHING, except through the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…..Paul did not stop there, he goes on to say, “through which the world has been crucified to me.” Amen.  We all need to come to the latter half of Paul’s message, what has the cross done in my life???  Am I listening to 1000 sermons and still live in gutter water.  Many may get the opportunity to even preach on the 7 words of Jesus on the cross; however, are we crucified to begin with????  Do we go to the  platform with pride having been given the opportunity to preach or say like Paul “ I am nothing without the cross.”  My question to you today is how much has the cross impacted your life?????

Apostle Paul said: Galatians 2:20’I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…’ This statement kind of brings you to a halt and makes you deeply meditate! It does for me, though. It is no longer I who live! Ah! What a profound statement! I also wonder if I am even worthy to write on this subject!

While reading about the famous ghazal singer Jagjit Singh of India, one particular statement of his, mentioned by his friend touched me; when his friend had praised him for his voice and fame, Jagjit had modestly replied: ‘every dog has his day’, he is not a Christian, though; yet, today we can see many young Christians who know Jesus, flex their muscles and boast about their achievements.  Humility is lost in the body of Christ. We see ugly competitions inside the church, people want to stand in front and play the keyboard but they are not ready to volunteer for food distribution to the poor or tough jobs like that.  Young Christians do not want to work on the streets for God but they want to be in the limelight, public eye and spotlight!

Having rocked the world for Jesus and preached the Word for 70 years victoriously, when Rev.Billy Graham was interviewed on his 92nd birthday and asked about George W Bush comments in his recent new book that Rev. Graham had helped him change his life, Graham humbly replied: ‘I tried to answer all his questions as best I could, I’m grateful that the Lord worked.’ And to a question about the profound impact he had on the people, he replied, ‘I have not been carrying anointing in my briefcase, it was the work of the Holy Spirit and the hard work of the whole team.’

ANBE AZHAGE-SHALINA.SAMSON
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