THURSDAY, JUNE 24
Scripture: Galatians 3:10-14
Galatians 3:10-14 is used by some in the church today to say, all judgment fell on Jesus, therefore there is no more judgment in the New Testament. If that is true, explain to me Ananias and Sapphira. If that is true, explain to me Herod. If that is true, explain blinding the false prophet. It is obvious to even the casual observer that it is just not true. So what does “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law” actually mean when it comes to the issue of justice? It is obvious it does not set aside covenant justice. Because the judicial side of the Abrahamic covenant is every bit as good today as it was in the day that God gave it to Abraham. The judicial side of that covenant is included in all the succeeding covenants and guaranteed in the new one. Verse 14 explains the essence of “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse”, meaning that we do not have to keep all of the law in order to qualify for the promise of the Spirit. It has nothing to do with justice, except delivering us from our personal failures.