1 Corinthians 1:18
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.
It is appropriate on this Tuesday of the Holy Week to turn to the Cross. First observe how the message of Calvary divides people into two distinct camps.
One group–made up of those who are perishing, who are headed for destruction–considers the concept of a Saviour who dies on some old rugged cross to save humanity quite foolish. Let’s face it, beloved, many today consider the Christian Gospel quite ridiculous. They then despise its tenets. So they never surrender to the Saviour of the world. They live as they please. And perish in their sins.
How odd it is when so-called Christians suffer the fate of sinners! Beloved, we must refuse to be saints who think like sinners. Wise believers do not waste time questioning the wisdom of God. Neither do we flirt with the world’s sins and iniquities, from which the Lamb of God died to save us.
To those who are being saved, the message of the Cross is the power of God. Notice that the text here refers to salvation as an ongoing process. Inter alia, that means the finished work of Calvary has current benefits for all believers today.
The blood of Jesus still washes our sins away. By His stripes we are still healed. There is still no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. We are still redeemed from the curse of the law. We are still the righteousness of God. We still overcome the evil one by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Hallelujah!