Freedom from the Law

Galatians 3:10-14
But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse. As the scriptures say in Deut. 27:26 “cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey these commands that are written in God’s Book of Law.”

I can’t tell you how many times I have read the book of Galatians throughout my Christian walk. Each page is covered with highlights and notes. But this little section in the middle of Galatians 3 leaped off the pages this week. For the first time I realized that not only does the law condemn us- but we are cursed because we are unable to obey the Book of the Law. That word Cursed is a strong word. Breaking even one of the commandments brings a person under condemnation and a curse from the Lord. For me, this cemented in my brain the fact that in no way, shape, or form could I ever earn the Lord’s approval. And when you dwell on that concept…you kind of feel worthless, helpless and depressed knowing that the Law can do nothing to reverse the condemnation and curse that we fall under for sinning. As sinners who fall under the Curse we deserve to die the humiliating death of crucifixion on a tree. Read what it says in the book of Deuteronomy 21:22-23: …”anyone hanging on a tree is cursed of God.”
But Praise be to God for sending his son Jesus to rescue us from our sin and condemnation!!!
Jesus, out of his perfect humility and outrageous love for us his children, lived the perfect life that we could not live and died the cursed sinners death that we should have died, taking our burdens, pain, and sickness, and FREED us from the bondage of sin. The only condition is that we accept Christ’s death on our behalf as the only way to salvation. There is nothing we can do to make God love us more, and there’s nothing we can do to make God love us any less…He loves us because He loves us, because He loves us, Because He loves us….
Stop trying to earn God’s love by following the Law and trying your best to be a good person. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith. It is a gift from God, not by works or following the law. It’s based on the merit of Jesus’ finished work on the cross. Reach out to Jesus…let Him ravish your heart with his unconditional love!!

(If you’re still struggling with this concept of getting out of the curse of the Law and being free in Christ, read the entire book of Galatians…ask Him to reveal kingdom Truths to your soul!)


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