Galatians 3:10,13 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the things written in the book of the law.” … [but] Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”.
Are You Living Under a Curse?
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If I were to ask you, “Are you living under a curse?” what would your answer be? I guess perhaps if you’re going through some tough times you might be tempted to say, “yes”. But just for a moment, set your circumstances aside. Forget what’s going on around you.
In your relationship with God, are you living under a curse? Now that may seem like rather an odd question. But actually, a good many people who say they believe in Jesus, are doing exactly that. They’re living under a curse. A curse that God wants to remove from your life, today.
Galatians 3:10,13: For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the things written in the book of the law.” … [but] Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”.
That word – ‘curse‘ – is a very strong word. If someone says to you, “I curse you” that’s pretty offensive. You’d take that pretty seriously. There’s a venom, a sense of evil, a sense of fear and foreboding in that word ‘curse‘.
Well, now listen to this very carefully: God is saying to you today, that if you’re living your life under the lie that you can only be in His favour, if you perform, if you deliver the goods, if you follow the rules – if that’s how you’re living your life, God is saying to you today that you are living under a curse.
hat’s very strong. And the reason I’m being so blunt, so direct with you on this, is that God is making a powerful point to you and me today.
But with the bad news, comes the good news. They call it ‘the good news’ … but frankly, I think it’s stunningly good news. It’s fantastic news. It’s sensational news. Jesus took that curse on His shoulders when He died for you. He became a curse for you as He hung on that cross, so that you could be set free.
Listen to me. Stop living under the curse of trying to follow the rules and start enjoying the freedom you have in Christ. Start enjoying the fact that God has put His Holy Spirit in you. Start enjoying the fact that you’re forgiven, that God has a plan for your life, a good plan.
Back in the Old Testament it says that, “the joy of the Lord is your strength”. Have you heard the Good News today? Then enter into that joy. Experience that joy. Live in that joy.
The curse has been removed. You are forgiven. You are free. That’s fantastic news.
And that … that’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.