Galatians 6:14 - Power in the Cross.

Gal.6:14; Power of the Cross.

Gal 6:14 (NIV)  May I never boast except in the cross of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, 
and I to the world.  

The world is full of enticements. Daily we are confronted with 
subtle cultural pressures and overt propaganda. The only way to escape 
these destructive influences is to ask God to help crucify our 
interest in them. [Life Application SB] 

The death of Christ upon the cross....That which alone can 
effectually restrain from sin in this world of darkness, will prevent sin in 
heaven. The significance of the death of Christ will be seen by saints 
and angels. Fallen men could not have a home in the paradise of God 
without the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Shall we not 
then exalt the cross of Christ? The angels ascribe honor and glory to 
Christ, for even they are not secure except by looking to the sufferings 
of the Son of God. It is through the efficacy of the cross that the 
angels of heaven are guarded from apostasy. Without the cross they 
would be no more secure against evil than were the angels before the 
fall of Satan. Angelic perfection failed in heaven. Human perfection 
failed in Eden, the paradise of bliss. All who wish for security in 
earth or heaven must look to the Lamb of God. 5BC1132-3 

If men would contemplate the love of Christ, displayed in the 
cross, their faith would be strengthened to appropriate the merits of 
His shed blood, and they would be cleansed and saved from sin.  

Let all, from the highest to the lowest, understand what it 
means to glory in the cross of Christ. That cross is to be bravely and 
manfully borne. Christ declares, "If any man will come after me, let him 
deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.  SD231-2 

We must never allow anything to interfere with the consecration 
of our spiritual power. Consecration (being dedicated to God's 
service) is our part; sanctification (being set apart from sin and being 
made holy) is God's part. We must make a deliberate determination to 
be interested only in what God is interested. [In His Time; My 
Utmost For His Highest]