What the Cross proves

Cross_HeartWhat does the cross of Christ prove to us? The cross proves that God is love (1 John 4:8).

The cross proves that this Love is for every human being who ever lived and who ever will live (John 3:16; Rom.5:8; 1 Tim.2:3-5; 1 John 2:2).

It also proves that God loves us with all of HIS heart, soul, mind and strength (John 15:9, 13; 17:23; 1 John 4:8-10).

The cross proves that God loves His enemies; He loves even those who revile and persecute Him, and say all kinds of evil against Him falsely  (Psalm 22:12-16; Matt.5:44-46; Rom.5:10).

The cross proves that:

God is patient (Psalm 16:10; 1 Tim.1:15-16; 2 Pet.3:9),

God is kind (Hos.2:19-20; Rom.2:4),

God does not envy (Isa. 53:11),

God does not boast, He is not proud (Phil.2:6-8),

God does not dishonor others, is not self-seeking (Isa. 53:7-9; Matt.26:39; 27:13-14),

God is not easily angered (Isa.53:7; Luke 22:49-54; Heb.12:3),

God keeps no record of wrongs (Psalm 103:12; 2 Cor.5:19; Heb.8:12; 10:17),

God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth (Heb.12:2; 1 Tim.2:3-5),

God bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (Psalm 16:9-11; Heb.12:2-3).

The cross proves that even though we may fail, God’s love never fails (Psalm 51:1; Lam.3:22-24; Heb.2:17; 3:1-2; 12:2).

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So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can stand against us. And God is with us. He even let his own Son suffer for us. God gave his Son for all of us. So now with Jesus, God will surely give us all things. Who can accuse the people God has chosen? No one! God is the one who makes them right. Who can say that God’s people are guilty? No one! Christ Jesus died for us, but that is not all. He was also raised from death. And now he is at God’s right side, speaking to him for us. Can anything separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or problems or persecution separate us from his love? If we have no food or clothes or face danger or even death, will that separate us from his love?  As the Scriptures say,

“For you we are in danger of death all the time.
    People think we are worth no more than sheep to be killed.”

But in all these troubles we have complete victory through God, who has shown his love for us. Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not death, life, angels, or ruling spirits. I am sure that nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us or nothing below us—nothing in the whole created world—will ever be able to separate us from the love God has shown us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
– Paul (Rom.8:31-39 ERV)

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About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 36 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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6 Responses to What the Cross proves

  1. Cindy Powell says:

    Yes! LOVE this!! Reminds me of the chorus from an old Vineyard song: “When everything is said and done and there’s nothing left to say, the cross of Christ is proof enough – You are good” And NOTHING can separate us from His goodness and love! Whoo hoo!! ❤️ PS – love the picture. Yours? Blessings to you.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Amen. the Cross is love!
      This particular picture is a morph of two pictures I had in my collection. I just laid the heart over the cross pic. So, in that sense I guess it’s mine. 🙂 These particular pictures were purchased from depositphotos.com. Blessings to you, too!

  2. Heidi Viars says:

    Thank you, Mel, for this beautiful reminder!!

  3. Gail Manizak says:

    Amazing word Mel. Sharing thisis a very good reminder of His Love.

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