THE POWER OF THE CROSS
From Billy Graham's daily devotional "Unto the Hills”
message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 (New King James Version)
We can never plumb the depths of sin, or sense how terrible
human sin is, until we go to the cross and see that it was "sin" that cause the Son of God to be crucified...But no sin has been committed in the world today that can compare with the full cup of the universe's sin that brought Jesus to the cross.
The question hurled towards heaven throughout the ages has been, "Who is He and why does He die?" The answer comes back, "This is my only begotten Son, dying not only for your sins but for the sins of
the whole world." To you sin may be a small thing; to God it is a great and awful thing. It is the second largest thing in the world; only the love of God is greater.
we compare the great price God was willing to pay for the redemption of people, we only then began to see that something is horribly wrong with the human race. It must have a Savior, or it is doomed! Sin cost God His very best. Is it any wonder that the angels
veiled their faces, that they were silent in their consternation as they witness the outworking of God's plan?
How inconceivable it must have
seemed to them, when they considered the fearful depravity of sin, that Jesus should shoulder it all. But they were soon to unveil their faces and offer their praises again. A light was kindled that day at Calvary. The cross blazed with the glory of God as
the most terrible darkness was shattered by the light of salvation. Satan's depraved legions were defeated, and they could no longer keep all people in darkness and defeat.
Father and our God, forgive me for my wretched sins that separate me from You. Take away my desire for sinful things, and purify my heart as a home for You and Your Spirit. Sweep my soul clean, Lord, and put my life in order so that Jesus feels welcomed to
live with me. In His name. Amen.
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