For the word 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
When non-believers and skeptics hear about the cross, they just don’t understand. How can a group of people put so much emphasis and praise into a Roman torture device? A device that nobody comes back alive and is tortured for hours at the entertainment of the wicked crowds
How can God take a torture device and use it to free his people from the slavery of sin and death? Why would the Son of God willingly lay down his life, have his body broken and blood poured out, for wretched sinners?
This is what makes the cross foolishness to the unsaved, they can’t ponder the amazing love and grace from God. How do we as believers understand this love? We can’t but we accept it by faith and become washed clean and Born Again!
For it is written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.” Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?1 Corinthians 1:19-20
The skeptic gets angry and declares “This is foolishness”! They believe they are smarter than their Creator, and redemption from God is not possible. However, Resurrection Sunday showed us that our Salvation has been completed by Jesus Christ!
The power of God was displayed at the cross, where Christ took the penalty for our sins, and rose again! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! Amen!