Redeemed from the curse of the law!
Scripture reading for August 19th: Galatians 3, Psalm 15, Proverbs 11
Key Scriptures: Galatians 3:11-14 “Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 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”–so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.”
No one can be justified by keeping God’s law because the law is not of faith but of works and human effort. But God’s amazing plan was to sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to perfectly keep the law of God and be crucified in our place, becoming a curse for us. Through faith in Jesus, the blessings of Abraham comes to all who believe–Jew or Gentile. All who have faith receive the Holy Spirit and are adopted into God’s family. What a blessing!
Faith Confession: Thank You God for sending Jesus Christ to take the curse of broken law in my place through His hanging on the cross of Calvary. I have received adoption through the gift of the Holy Spirit, who daily enables me to walk in grace and righteousness.
Psalm 15:1-2 “O Lord, who shall sojourn in Your tent? Who shall dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; . . .”