“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.’” — Galatians 3:13
Our Freedom Is Paid In Full
How amazing would it feel to be totally free from sin and the consequences of all your wrong choices and actions? Well, according to Galatians 3:13, you already are! You just have yet to comprehend it.
Although Jesus broke the bonds of slavery and the devil has no legal hold on followers of Christ anymore, most Christ-followers still feel the limitations of bondage; they are still wishing to be free. These chains that hold them are an illusion, because Jesus already paid in full the price for our release. In Galatians 3:13, Paul is telling us plainly that Jesus’ sacrificial death didn’t only pay the penalty for our sin, His death removed us from living under the curse forevermore.
Take time today to rejoice in the fact that God’s purpose in sending Jesus was not only to inspect your condition of slavery and locate you in your depravity, but His ultimate plan was to buy you out of that miserable condition and then place you in His family as His own child. You are forever removed from the curse of sin and the law. God accomplished that plan through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. It’s a done deal!
You’re a purchased possession, bought out of bondage by the Son of God, never to be a slave to sin again. So make a quality decision to walk in the reality of that marvelous fact!
— Ted Winsley, Philadelphia Eagles chaplain
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