“Everything that we know and appreciate and praise God for in all Christian experience both in this life and in the life to come springs from this bloody cross. Do we have the gift of the Spirit? Secured by Christ on the cross.
Do we enjoy the fellowship of saints? Secured by Christ on the cross.
Does he give us comfort in life and death? Secured by Christ on the cross.
Does he watch over us faithfully, providentially, graciously, and covenantally? Secured by Christ on the cross.
Do we have hope of a heaven to come? Secured by Christ on the cross.
Do we anticipate resurrection bodies on the last day? Secured by Christ
on the cross. Is there a new heaven and a new earth, the home of
righteousness? Secured by Christ on the cross.
Do we now enjoy new
identities, so that we are no longer to see ourselves as nothing but
failures, moral pariahs, disappointments to our parents—but deeply
loved, blood-bought, human beings, redeemed by Christ, declared just by
God himself, owing to the fact that God himself presented his Son Jesus
as the propitiation for our sins? All this is secured by Christ on the
cross and granted to those who have faith in him.”
—D.A. Carson, Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus
This is why Paul said, "Far be it from me to boast except in the cross
of our Lord Jesus Christ" I have nothing to claim of my own, I have
nothing to bring to God so I cling to the cross and all that Christ did
for me there. Thank God for the cross of Christ, all my confidence is in