Good bye cruel world!

Today’s reading for MULTIPLY discipleship is Galatians 6.

And what comes up AGAIN? The cross. (It seems to be all over the New Testament… and very hard to avoid.) 1 Corinthians 1 on Sunday… Galatians 6 today… and the cross.

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Gal. 6:14)

Yesterday we read from Romans 12 and the idea there was transformed thinking. The pattern is too obvious. Therefore… let us ignore it.

Let us ignore the cross. Let us embrace the world. Let us not worry about the smile of our King and live only to be liked by our world.

It makes us feel better, anyway.

For a time.

But the only way of Kingdom life is through the cross. I need HIS way, not mine. HIS way is life. I somehow keep letting the enemy tell me otherwise. But today I must allow the work of the CROSS have its way in me.