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Galatians 3:10-14

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."

But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith." Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

What a remarkable passage. Look at it this way:

If I did manage to do all things that are in the Law, I would not be cursed.

It is impossible for me to completely fulfill the Law. Woe is me! I am cursed.

 No. Christ became the curse for me. As a result I am an inheritor of all the blessings of Abraham. All the promises are mine and freely bestowed upon me. Sure beats any religion where I do all the work. John_14:6  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Readings:

Morning Psalm 11, Noon Psalm 119:129-136, Evening Psalm 102

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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