Walking Humbly with God
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The sermon begins by considering the boast of surrealist artist Salvador Dali in the morning when wondering what work of genius might be produced by his own hand that day, and goes on to explore why followers of Christ have no place for boasts of personal achievements or possessions.
Dali sought to make the violent crucifixion of Christ an expression of beauty (in the painting 'Christ of St John of The Cross' which hangs in the Kelvingrove Gallery), and (some) believers across the years have sought to view the crucifixion as regrettable folly, whereas to true Christians the crucifixion and the resurrection symbolise the ultimate power of God, a reason to boast in The Lord rather than ourselves.
It is not for our intellect or our wisdom we are chosen to be followers of Christ, to walk humbly with God. Jesus became our wisdom from The Lord. Let him who boasts, boast in The Lord.