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April Devotions
  1. No Other Gods
  2. No Idols
  3. Don't Misuse God's Name
  4. Remember the Sabbath
  5. Honor Your Father & Mother
  6. Don't Murder
  7. Don't Commit Adultery
  8. Don't Steal
  9. Don't Lie
  10. Don't Covet
  11. The Law Reveals Sin
  12. All Have Broken the Law
  13. Pray for Understanding of the Law
  14. Pray for the Power to Keep the Law
  15. The Law Requires Perfection
  16. The Law is Holy, Just, & Good
  17. Obedience of the Heart
  18. Jesus Fulfilled the Law
  19. The Law is Absolute and Ongoing
  20. No Justification by the Law
  21. The Law Brings Wrath
  22. Obedience is Love
  23. Law on Our Hearts
  24. Free from Bondage
  25. Free from the Curse
  26. Jesus Abolished the Law
  27. Believers are Dead to the Law
  28. Christians Live by the Law
  29. Love is Law
  30. The Final Word
Galatians 3:13

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."

April 25

Free From the Curse

It is interesting that we know Jesus took on our sins by hanging on the cross.  He paid the penalty that we were due and thus He was cursed.

But Jesus was considered cursed more than the fact that He died for our sins.  According to the law of Moses, anyone who was hung on a tree was considered cursed.  This became a stumbling block for Jews in accepting Jesus because He was hung on a cross.  They could not accept that their Messiah was cursed by God.

Of course the true curse was the sins that He bore while nailed to the cross.  When Jesus cried out "My God, my God, why have your forsake me?" it was more than just a cry of anguish.  It was at this moment that the curse was laid upon Jesus.

The curse of sin is that it separates us from God.  It prevents us from having fellowship with the Lord because He is holy and we are not.  When Jesus took on our sins, He really was forsaken by God because the relationship was broken in that instant.

Because of the work of Jesus, the relationship has been fixed.  We have access to God because of grace.  Sin still affects our relationship with God however which is why we strive to follow His commands and ask forgiveness when we fail.  Our salvation is not affected by sin because the cursed has been lifted but our relationship can still be hurt by it.

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