Pristine Grace

Glorying in the Cross
by Jim Byrd
Glorying in the Cross

God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14).

     David wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1), but the glories of redemption vastly outshine the magnificence of creation. All of the infinite perfections of God are harmoniously featured in the sacrificial, substitutionary death of Christ. At the cross we behold God’s determinate purpose, His everlasting love and His inflexible justice working together to bring about the salvation of unworthy sinners “to the praise of the glory of His grace.”