“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God.” It is beyond human comprehension why God, with all His knowledge and power, would lower Himself to the sufferings of man so that we, through His grace, might be rich in Him.
He has given us the Cross so that we might have life; yet, many times we look at it as a hard burden to bear. Instead of taking up our cross daily as a provision for our lives, we sometimes hold to the misconception that it is a “hard” thing to do. The Cross is the place where we die to ourselves and receive the resurrection life of God. This is difficult for us when we have not yet died to self. We still want to live unto ourselves instead of unto God. Matthew 6:25 says, “Take no thought if your life.” “For me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21). “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I but Christ liveth in me” (Galatians 2:20).
The Cross is the place where God’s power can transform us and give us the riches of His grace.