The Glory of the Cross
"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 had been met
And holy wrath is satisfied
Through one atoning death.
What mercy now has been proclaimed
For those who would believe
A love incomprehensibile
Our minds cannot 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
Written by: Bob Kauflin
Isn't that just beautiful? I could spend a very long time just thinking about the truths of that song.
Here are several Scripure verses that coincide with this song:
"Oh the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgements and how inscrutable His ways!" Romans 11:33
"But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:5-6
"......the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction. For all have sinned and fall short of the glroy of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a proptiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins. It was to show His righteousness at the present time that He might be both just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus." Romans 3:22-26
"For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers." Romans 8:29
"But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ....." Philipians 3:7-8