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Saturday, April 11, 2009



That is what we deserve to be, because none of us have obeyed God's law. And if that was the end of the story, all of us would be without hope, facing a just condemnation. But because of God's matchless grace in sending forth His Son, there is much more to the story. By faith alone (and never by our own works), we can be righteous before God, because of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary.

The curse did not simply disappear -- rather, it was laid on Christ in our stead, not on us! On this Good Friday, remember the sufferings of the Savior who was cursed for all those who would believe. The few verses below from Galatians chapter 3 tell the story very well.

Galatians 3: 10 For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.” 11 Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “The righteous man shall live by faith.” 12 However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “He who practices them shall live by them.” 13 Christ 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”— 14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

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