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. 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝟲:𝟭𝟰
One of the most important aspects of our confession as believers is SOLUS CHRISTUS — CHRIST ALONE. That is the real beauty of our salvation. Not of our good works but the finished work of Christ. Not of our righteousness but the righteousness of Christ. Not of our will but according to the kind intention of His Will. Not of us but of Christ alone. The apostle Paul echoes this statement when he said to the Corinthians: “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”
The word “boast” can be translated “exult in” or “rejoice in”. And that implies a single goal. A single passion. Paul says let this be your single passion, your single boast and joy and exultation. 𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙊𝙉𝙀 𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙝, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙧𝙚𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙭𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝘽𝙀 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙅𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙨 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩.
𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙩𝙝, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙙𝙤𝙢, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙚, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙟𝙤𝙮, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙝, 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩. 𝙏𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙃𝙞𝙢 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜. 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙃𝙞𝙢 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜.
𝗤𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻:
1. Is Christ your only hope for salvation or are you still depending on your good works to save you?
2. Is Christ your everything?
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.
(Excerpt from the hymn “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” by Isaac Watts”