Monday, March 26, 2012

Christ and the Curse of the Law

"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us." (Gal 3:13)  The curse of the law is its penal sanction.  This is essentially the wrath of curse of God, the  displeasure which rests upon every infraction of the law's demand.  "Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things written in the book of the law to do them."  (Gal 3:10)   Without deliverance from  this curse there could be no salvation.  It is from this curse that Christ has purchased His people and the price of the purchase was that He Himself became a curse.  He became so identified with the curse resting upon His peo9ple that the whole of it in all its unrelieved intensity became His.  That curse He bore and that curse He exhausted.  That was the price paid for this redemption and the liberty secured for the beneficiaries is that there is no more curse.

John Murray
Redemption Accomplished and Applied
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