Galatians 3:10-14… 11 Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “The righteous man shall live by faith.” A
Because of the reality of sin, the law does not bring blessing and life, but the curse and death–“Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them” v.10. From the very beginning, from Genesis 3, this was the problem with mankind–in their rebellion they did not abide by the law of God, and thus were cursed. Yet the news of the gospel is that though we are under the curse because of our disobedience, Jesus experienced the curse on our behalf.
In the Old Testament, as v.6 says Abraham was counted righteous by faith, not by works of the law. The Word says that the righteous do not live by works of the law, but rather by faith as stated in v.11 and in both the Old and New Testaments A.
The Old Testament law tells us, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree” [Galatians 3:13; Deuteronomy 21:23]. God does not hang us on that tree of cursing, though we certainly deserve it. Instead, He sent His only beloved Son Jesus to die upon that tree, so that by becoming a curse for us we would be redeemed from the curse of the law v.13. Therefore why would we ever return to the works of the law as our basis for justification?
Make a list of all the blessings you can think about that are yours through faith in Jesus.
Pour out your heart in thanksgiving to Jesus today, for He took the curse on your behalf and gave you the blessing
Memory Verse – Galatians 3:2-3…2 ..did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?