Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Galatians 3:13-14
(13) Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us--for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree"--
(14) so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

A few verses earlier we learn that everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the Law is under a curse. Think about that. By default we were under a curse from God. It's one thing to have someone get mad at us and curse us. But I don't want to be under a curse from God.

Yet Christ solved that problem. He hung on the cross to redeem us from that curse. There are so many images used to picture redemption. The bottom line is that because of His sacrifice we are no longer under a curse. He bore the penalty for our sins.

Do you believe that? Are you finding joy in that? Does this fill you with hope for dealing with today? I sure hope so. If not, consider what this means in your relationship with God. Are you under a curse or have you been set free?

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