Under a Curse – Part 3
Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:6-10
Key Verse: Galatians 3:10
But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”
Take note of Galatians 3:6, “In the same way, Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” The Apostle Paul wrote that to remind these Galatian believers that their forefather, Abraham, was not able to earn God’s favor. This was a shocking statement for these Jewish believers. If Abraham couldn’t earn God’s love, there would be little hope for them.
The secret to victory over disgust and self-loathing is our faith in Jesus. It pleases God when we truly trust Jesus and what he accomplished for us on the cross. Jesus paid a heavy price to set us free from the condemnation of the law. God wanted us free of this curse of trying harder and failing miserably to please Him. We only need to trust this work and rest in faith. Yet, like these Galatians, it’s easy to turn back to self-effort and jumping through all the man made hoops in an effort to please God.
Will you honor God’s plan and Jesus’ work today? Will you simply rest in the love God demonstrated that while we were all sinners, Christ died for us? There is no condemnation—none—to those who are in Christ Jesus. We are free from these emotions of disgust and negative self-talk about how bad we are. By faith, we tell the devil to take a hike and we rest and rejoice in God’s wonderful love and grace!
Father, I praise you for providing a path for me to live in peace and deep joy. I will trust in you. In Jesus’ name, amen.