In Touch Ministries Devotional For April 17, 2022 : Topic – The Cross: The Heart of God
In His infinite wisdom, God knew we couldn’t save ourselves—so He made a way.
The message of the cross seems like foolishness to unbelievers because the “natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:14). Only when our mind is renewed by the Holy Spirit can we begin to fully grasp the wisdom and power of Christ’s atoning sacrifice.
People with a worldly mindset often think they have a firm grasp of wisdom, yet they can’t understand what leads the lost into a saving relationship with the heavenly Father. To them, it’s all a waste of time.
What’s more, there are many religions around the world that consider good works to be the means of salvation. However, no amount of kindness or generosity can ever overcome the debt of our sin or reconcile us to a holy God. That’s why Jesus Christ, knowing exactly what was necessary to save our souls, offered His blood as a substitutionary atonement on our behalf.
Even when our own ideas might seem to make the most sense, we should realize our heavenly Father is much wiser than we are. He knows what we need before we even ask Him (Matthew 6:32). Therefore, let’s be grateful that He didn’t leave this matter in our hands and thank Him for providing what we could never earn on our own: salvation, forgiveness of sins, and eternal life in His presence.
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