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The power of the cross.

Week 7: King on a Cross

Day 5

Isaiah 53:11-12
When He sees all that is accomplished by His anguish, He will be satisfied. And because of His experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for He will bear all their sins. I will give Him the honors of a victorious soldier, because He exposed Himself to death. He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.


Out of all the ways God could choose to save us, why did He choose the most humiliating and defeating form of torture that existed? Because He wanted to take what, from the world’s perspective, was weak and despised so that He could demonstrate His strength. The ultimate symbol of weakness—the cross—became the ultimate demonstration of God’s strength. Defeat turned to victory, guilt to grace, condemnation to freedom, pain and suffering to hope and healing, and death to life. What God did on the cross, He can do for you.
 
What things in your life right now are making you feel disqualified to be used by God? Ask God to use that weakness and demonstrate His strength through it. Pray this prayer: “God, what you did through the cross, would you do that in me?”

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