The message about the cross doesn't make any sense to lost people. But for those of us who are being saved, it is God's power at work. As God says in the Scriptures,
“I will destroy the wisdom of all who claim to be wise. I will confuse those who think they know so much.”
What happened to those wise people? What happened to those experts in the Scriptures? What happened to the ones who think they have all the answers? Didn't God show that the wisdom of this world is foolish? God was wise and decided not to let the people of this world use their wisdom to learn about him. Instead, God chose to save only those who believe the foolish message we preach. Jews ask for miracles, and Greeks want something that sounds wise. But we preach that Christ was nailed to a cross. Most Jews have problems with this, and most Gentiles think it is foolish.
1 Corinthians 1:18-23
When a lost man or woman hears about the Cross of Jesus Christ, their response is not “Well that makes sense!” From the viewpoint of a man or woman who is controlled by Satan and sold out to the “wisdom” of this world the Cross is the pinnacle of foolishness!
So what makes a man ready to hear the Gospel and respond with a totally life changing AMEN?
There is only room for one Throne in your life. Someone, or something will be the Lord of your life, and for most people who have not turned their hearts to Jesus that “someone” is themselves! Conviction of sin, pulls you off the throne of your life and leaves you searching for Someone to be your Lord! That is when the message of the Cross of Christ becomes the Living Hope of Heaven and the only answer to your desperate situation! Only when you come to know how bad you are, can you come to see how Good He is!
When you tell the smug and self assured about the Gospel of Christ, they may respond with interest, but not with the desperation of a drowning man looking for something or someone to hold on to! But when you preach the message of Jesus to those who have no hope you will be bringing them just what they need, and they will see it!
“Lord Jesus, help me to see again today that You are all that I need in my life. What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus! Praise Your Name forever. Amen.”