Boasting in the Cross
Mankind, boast because sin is self-centered not Christ-centered. Hardly a day goes by on Facebook, television, Instagram, ect… that man is not beating his own chest. The Judaizers were religious showoffs. They boasted in their own work (circumcision and obedience to the law) instead of the finished work of Christ on the cross. Religious showoffs exist in a variety of ways today. At the cross our pride bubble gets popped. There isn’t any room at Calvary for boasting in self. The cross publicly ‘outs’ us as not good enough. You must crucify the flesh and walk by the Spirit to cultivate humility and avoid boasting in our own accomplishments.