Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Jesus was accursed so that we would be blessed by God

Galatians 3:13

  • 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”

The law brings us a curse, and we were accursed because of our breaking of the law. We had a big problem and needed a solution. However, we had no solution in ourselves because there has never been anything we could do to undo all the sins we have committed in the past, and additionally, we commit new sins every day.

To solve that problem, God Himself became a man, Jesus Christ. He lived a perfect life by keeping the law perfectly as a Jew. He was the perfect lamb of God, a sacrificial lamb for the sins of all people. 

Jesus was sacrificed on the cross, and bore the curse of the law. Our curse was transferred to Jesus on the cross, and that is the redemption we have in Jesus.

We have been redeemed, i.e. freed from the bondage of the law and its curse by the sacrificial lamb of God who took away the sin of the world (John 1:29).

There is no more curse for everyone who is in Jesus.

We have been set free from the curse of the law. The law has no power over us but rather the Holy Spirit becomes the power for us and leads us to Jesus who is the founder and perfecter of our faith.

Blessed be the Lord who bore our curse so that we would be blessed, i.e. happy in Him. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

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