Tag: Deuteronomy 21-23

Thankful to be redeemed from the curse!

Scripture reading for December 1st:  Galatians 1-4

Key Scriptures: Galatians 3:10-13 “All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”  Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.”  The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The man who does these things will 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 hung on a tree.”   

The Jews had relied on the Law of God for years and sought to obey but failed again and again.  Paul explained the reason why:  “All who rely on observing the law are under a curse.”   This is because the law can only reveal sin, it can not cure it.  Righteousness comes by faith in Jesus Christ and His perfect obedience of the Law and then offering Himself to be hung on a cross.  His act of loving obedience redeemed sinners from the curse of trying to obey the law!

Rejoicing in Christ’s Redemption:  “Cursed is the man who does not uphold the words of this lay by carrying them out.”  Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”  (Deuteronomy 27:26)  “Be sure to bury him that same day, because anyone who is hung on a tree is under God’s curse.”  (Deuteronomy 21:23)

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