Theology of the Cross

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S (Scripture): Psalm 10


The wicked think to themselves:

    God has forgotten.

    God has hidden his face.

    God never sees anything!

O (Observation): The psalmist abhors the wicked, but sees through their naïveté. God knows the deeds of the good and of the wicked.

A (Application): Simply put, when the wicked enact evil, I lean on these kinds of verses to remind me that God is up to meting out justice in this world on behalf of all those struck down by the oppressors of this world.

This is known as a theology of the cross. God is always on the side of the oppressed and downtrodden. God is on the cross. And the victory is somehow still God’s.

P (Prayer): God, save us. You will. Amen.

2 thoughts on “Theology of the Cross

  1. Great posts all week – good to have you back. My worst fear about upcoming interviews associated with my candidacy is that someone will ask me “What is the theology of the cross?” (keeping in mind that these people who are interviewing me are highly experienced and educated pastors and professors). That’s something I could answer in writing, after a lot of thought and research, but find it hard to express spontaneously out loud. Between the Martin Luther quote and your application, this is so helpful to any Christian — a succinct, accessible answer to a really hard question.

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    • Yes, oversimplification has its advantages and disadvantages.

      I always err on the side of being prepared with my “elevator speech.” : )


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