The Foolishness of the Cross

Much of my life, I’ve struggled with feelings of inadequacy in regards to being saved. No matter what I did, I was never enough to please God. Christ had freed me from the Mosaic Law, but now I was indebted to pay back His death.

I recently read 1 Corinthians and was captured by these words: “The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God…. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.” (1:18, 23 NLT).

I reflected on these verses and realized that I didn’t doubt that Christ was the only way. And I’ve had conversations where people have openly expressed their disbelief in Christ’s salvation. Many feel they are “good enough” for it. But I was encouraged to know that I’ll never be good enough. I simply have to accept the gift of salvation through Christ. And that’s all you need too!

~ Brandon Thompson

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