The Glory of the Cross

Words and music by Bob Kauflin
As recorded on
Songs for the Cross Centered Life

What wisdom once devised the plan where all our sin and pride
Was placed upon the perfect Lamb who suffered, bled, and died?
The wisdom of a Sovereign God whose greatness will be shown
When those who crucified Your Son rejoice around Your throne

And, oh, the glory of the cross
That You would send Your Son for us
I gladly count my life as loss
That I might come to know
The glory of, the glory of the cross

What righteousness was there revealed that sets the guilty free
That justifies ungodly men and calls the filthy clean?
A righteousness that proved to all Your justice has been met
And holy wrath is satisfied through one atoning death

What mercy now has been proclaimed for those who would believe
A love incomprehensible our minds could not conceive?
A mercy that forgives my sin then makes me like Your Son
And now I’m loved forevermore because of what You’ve done

1 Corinthians 1:20-25
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

The foolishness of God is wiser than men. Preaching and knowing Christ crucified may seem like folly at times, but to paraphrase the words of the song above, it is the wisdom of a Sovereign God whose greatness will be shown when we who crucified the Son rejoice around His throne. That is a great gospel indeed.

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