Galatians 3:13-14 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 tree. 14. He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
I have taken alot of family out for dinners for special occasions over the years, and not once has any of the family felt obligated to come to my house the next day to work it off! I just don’t get it?
Oh,Wait. My taking someone out to dinner did not come with any strings attached like you had to pay me back by taking out the trash for me. I wonder if this is what our christian heart is telling us we need to do? But why?
Christ by saying He has redeemed us from the curse of the law should tell us that it was paid for and that we don’t have to go and take the trash out.
Let me interject here and point out something in this verse. My observation that I have noticed that until the mystery of Colossians 1:27, Everything is about the children of Israel. When Paul speaks it is all directed at Israel, until Colossians 1:27. Notice in the verse in Galatians that the redeemed were of Abraham and Israel, but now it includes the gentiles. Jesus ministry was for the children of Israel.
Now let us continue on about being redeemed. I believe we have been acting like the people that want to take out my trash, as opposed to wanting to be with the person that actually redeemed us!
Why would we not want to be around or commune with someone like that. He is the All Mighty,the Creator,the Redeemer, He is the All in All. This is such a powerful statement to just sit and ponder for days. He is the All in All. Wow.
We as christians need to focus on the “LIFE” of Christ in his Triune nature.
I think in large part we have missed the intent of what Christ was telling us in the verse of John 15:7, If you abide in me,and I in you…… We need to realize what the word “abide” really means. To “LIVE”. Wow!! Double Wow!! Isn’t this exactly what God was asking Adam to have? Live,Life. If this is all God is offering why do we need anything else?
If we were to live with Him,and Us with Him, what a awesome eternal “LIFE”