Dec 20, 2022

The cross is the wisdom of God that was hidden for ages, even the angels didn’t know it.

1 Corinthians 2:7-8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden [wisdom] which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

The cross, which is the foolishness of God became the door for our deliverance. When satan saw Jesus on the Cross, he thought he had brought the man to an end. He began with the first Adam and thought he was going to conclude with the second Adam.

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”

If you looked at Jesus on the cross, would you see a Saviour in Him?

A man beaten, laid for death, everything inside and outside exposed, gasping for breath, He didn’t look like the way, the truth, or life but like someone who had lost it all. It looked like an anti-climax of the three and half years of shaking Jerusalem with miracles, signs, and wonders.

One of the thieves was able to see a Savior out of a dying man, unlike his colleague who couldn’t. How do you see the wisdom of God in what seems to be an anti-climax of a ministry?  It takes a revelation (Ecclesiastes 8:1)

John 19:28 “It Is Finished. After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled,…”

God came through the realm of man and revealed the way to freedom: the cross.

So whatever you’re going through, the way to a new living was opened for us through the blood of Jesus at the cross which offered boldness and confidence to us to approach His presence. (Matthew 27:51)

Beyond the cross is a new life, the cross is no drama or movie act; Jesus died on the cross. That is God’s wisdom for you to come out of every bondage, pain, any form of loss, and whatever you’re going through.

So Jesus rose from the dead to prove to the world that He is the Son of God and to let us know that the sacrifice was accepted.  (John 14:6) This is the receipt we present for our liberty and it is beyond how and what we feel.

Galatians 6:14 “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

The cross is the center of our attraction: when men sing your praises, and talk about you; you talk about the cross. (1 Corinthians 3:4-5)

Acts 4:13 “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.”

The wisdom of God is not found in a school but on the cross. That is why men who didn’t go to school turned their world upside down because they embraced the cross.

I encourage us as a body of Christ to embrace the cross of Jesus and allow it to become the center of our life, message, prayer, worship, praise, and every activity we engage in.


Further Study

1 Corinthians 3:4-5

1 Corinthians 2:6

Ephesians 3:10