The Kitchen Table Day 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. Galatians 3:13-14
I am a child and not a curse. We are blessed because Jesus was cursed with our sin. Because on the cross Jesus took our curse and crushed it. The curse of the law is death to those who have broken the law. Jesus didn’t break the law, He didn’t sin, we did, but He took our cross and our curse and crushed the law’s verdict over us so that we might live “blessed” when we believe in Him and what He did for us. We know He crushed the curse because He rose from the dead. Now we are free to live in the blessing of Abraham if we will live by faith in His love rather than in fear of the law. Now the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, can move, mold, and motivate us because we are no longer cursed, we’re children of God.