Christ crucified is the wisdom of God

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Robert Traill (Sermons from 1 Peter 1:1-4), Works 4:47:

Christ crucified
is called the wisdom of God, 1 Cor. 1:24. Wisdom among men is seen in bringing about effectually impossible-like matters. He is a wise man who can do that, who can reconcile things plainly discordant, things plainly cross one to another. It is great wisdom to reconcile such things: and all this is done by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. There is justice and mercy in God, that do here kiss one another. Justice in God is natively directed to the destroying of a sinner; and the mercy of God is directed to the saving of a sinner. Now, how mercy can save without reflecting upon justice, and how justice can be satisfied without consuming the sinner, here lay the difficulty that Christ’s blood only could reconcile. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ; whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at this time, his righteousness; that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus, Rom. 3:24-26.
 
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