“If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” Matthew 16:24
We must do something about the cross, and only one of two things we can do–flee from it, or die upon it.
The man who takes up the cross no longer controls his destiny–he lost control, when he picked up his cross. That cross immediately became to him an all-absorbing interest, an overwhelming passion. No matter what he may desire to do, there is but one thing he can do–that is, move on toward the place of crucifixion!
“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!” Galatians 6:14
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