Bought by the Blood

April 2, 2010

Boasting in His Shame by John Sartelle

Filed under: cross,Galatians — cubsfan1980 @ 1:36 pm
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“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 6:14). This was an absurd statement in Paul’s world. The cross was an instrument of execution used by the government. The cross was a place of shame, disgrace, humiliation, indignity, degradation, and ignominy.  The criminal was beaten, undressed, arms spread and nailed to a cross beam, feet nailed to a vertical beam, and hoisted above the ground for the world to see. Spread eagled, naked, helpless…the scene was designed to humiliate.  Who would make that his ultimate boast?

Read the Rest at: Boasting in His Shame by John Sartelle | Reformed Theology Articles at Ligonier.org.

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