The Cross

If I base my decisions on my rights, I have not truly grasped the meaning of the Cross.

When I avoid service because of inconvenience, hardship, or lack of recognition, I know nothing of the Cross.

When my first thought is, “How will this affect me?”, I have missed the impact of the Cross.

When comfort rules over commitment, the Cross calls me to repent.


  • gave up His rights
  • suffered inconvenience and hardship.
  • saw His name and position misused and maligned.
  • put me before Himself.
  • committed Himself to the Cross, despising the shame.

Father, bring my heart back to the Cross.

Philippians 2:Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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