"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
It is graduation time again. The work has been completed and the diplomas will be awarded. The future is wide open for these new graduates and opportunities are great. Many will begin lifelong careers on the basis of their academic achievement. As someone humorously put it, "I came to college when I couldn't even spell 'graduate' and now I are one". But, does having a diploma really make a person successful?
Paul brought everything in life down to the main thing - the cross of Christ. It's the cross that puts an end to our sinful past and opens the door for a bright future. It's the cross that breaks the chains of sinful habits and sets us free to live for Christ. It's the cross of Christ that makes it possible to live a successful life.
As someone has best said it, "Keep the main thing the main thing". Never leave this basic truth behind and never lose its power to change you day by day. Having that diploma is good, but starting each day at the foot of the cross is the real key to success.