Glory in the Cross – Galatians 6:11-18

These are the concluding marks of Paul’s epistle to the Galatians. Within these few verses, we have a recap that it isn’t by the flesh that we should live, but by the Spirit. Now, we can compare this statement with other statements that Paul makes elsewhere, such by saying that his Gospel is not in word only, but in the demonstration of power. They who are compelling the Galatians to be circumcised, according to Paul, are not speaking with this power, but speaking from the flesh. It is not the flesh that profits anything, but the new creation.

For those of you who struggle, listen to Paul’s advice. I’m always amazed at how simple the language is. It’s never some exotic, or some “super-spiritual” thing that is commanded of us. All we’re called to do and be is what Christ has already made us to be. We’re “new creations”, and therefore no longer under the same bondage that we once were. I know that there is still struggle. We all have them. But, don’t let your struggle and temptation define you. You’ve been bought with a price, and with that freedom you’ve been given, do all you can to remain free.

Grace and peace in Christ. Next we’ll begin looking at the Gospel of Matthew, because I’ve been saying that we need to pay attention to the words of Jesus, but haven’t yet gone through them… Pray for me, because this is the deep end.

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3 thoughts on “Glory in the Cross – Galatians 6:11-18

  1. Galatians 6:15 is just so beautiful and so simple. Good stuff.

    A friend and I are talking about “universal salvation”. What would be your “go to” scripture

    to refute the idea, that all are saved and no human goes to hell?

    God is Sovereign, God is Good, truth. chuck

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    1. We’re more into the philosophy of universalism than a simple ‘go to’ passage. So, for example, if heaven is supposed to be unadulterated unity of all people together, then would the racist, sexist, or etc really find it to be heaven? If heaven is about God, would those who care nothing for God really find it to be heaven? If heaven is about joy, then would the pessimist really find it to be heaven? We could take this concept to passages like Revelation 11, where the two witnesses are speaking words of truth and life, and the people call it ‘tormenting’. Would heaven really be heaven for those people?

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