God’s Power 21
For the 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
The message of the cross is also the power of God. It is a foundational power not the glory or manifest presence of God. However, by walking in the word of God, you will be able to experience the glory of God. That is what makes the word powerful. It has the capacity to lead you along the right path, and out of the wrong pathway of sin.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Romans 1:16
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
The message about the cross, death and sacrifice of Christ, and how God redeemed man is the message of salvation. It is only a saved man that can experience the power of God. The message can also make man love God more, trust Him more and depend on Him more.
It is a positive message that ultimately leads to a life of glory and power instead of shame and weakness.
May grace, mercy and peace be ours in full measure. May great grace be upon us in Jesus name.