When we stumble at the cross and are broken we can be saved. When we ignore the
cross we are crushed in judgment.
Believers maintain and live within the attitude that the message of the cross is both the
power of God and the wisdom of God. In contrast to us which are saved, the message
of the cross is also about the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18 says it is both the power
of God and verse 21 states it is the wisdom of God.
“Power” is from the Greek word dunimus from which we get the word dynamite.
The cross is the power of God’s LOVE. God “so loved” the world that He gave His Son
as our sacrifice.
The cross is the power of God’s JUSTICE. God’s holiness requires that He punish sin.
Jesus became our substitute and God’s satisfaction.
The cross is the power of God’s VICTORY. Satan thought Jesus was finished but little
did he know that the cross meant he (Satan) was finished. Notice how powerful the
cross is as recorded in today’s verse. Even the demons of hell took notice.
The cross is the power of God’s TRANSFORMATION. II Corinthians 5:17 says,
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.
I am so thankful for the cross and all that it represents in our lives!
…for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
I Corinthians 2:8