"God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross…." Whoever I am, whatever my state, whatever status symbols I may possess, God forbid that I glory in any of it. God says, "Don't glory in any of it because you will lose it all when you die."
By the Cross of Christ, I am delivered and separated from the world, and the world is delivered and separated from me.
When I really want to be broken before God, I go alone and let the Spirit glorify the Son on the subject of the Cross. Once, when I was going through a trial, my wife and I drove to a remote area just to be alone with God. There, we closed our eyes, and the Holy Spirit came in to say, "I want you to picture Jesus Christ on the cross. I want you to hear the nails as they are driven through His hands and feet. See His eyes as He cries out, ‘Father, forgive them.'" That time was so precious. We wept as we had fellowship around the Cross.
To glory in the Cross means to reflect on it, exalt it, and magnify it in our lives. No matter what comes, we are free and clean through the Cross. We are in Christ, seated in heavenly places with Him (Ephesians 2:6).
At the precious cross of Christ, we exchange our identity for His.