God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died,
it was God saying to the world, "I Love You."
The cross is God's way of taking away all of our accusations, excuses, and arguments. The cross is God taking on flesh and blood and saying, "Me too."
The Blood deals with what we have done, whereas the Cross deals with what we are. The Blood disposes of our sins, while the Cross strikes at the root of our capacity for sin.
The Cross is the blazing fire at which the flame of our love is kindled,
but we have to get near enough for its sparks to fall on us.
There is no man that goeth to heaven but he must go by the Cross.
The Cross is the standing way-mark which all they that go to glory must pass by.
The Cross is God's truth about us, and therefore it is the only power that can make us truthful. When we know the Cross we are no longer afraid of the truth.
Believe in Him and not trust in Him?
You might as well say, the Jews did love Him when they nailed Him to the Cross.
God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work.
He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the Cross.
All heaven is interested in the Cross of Christ, all hell terribly afraid of it,
while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning.
Weak Christians are afraid of the shadow of the Cross.
Salvation comes through a cross and a crucified Christ.