“Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.”
What’s the curse of the law? Futile efforts! It is the fact that only absolute and perfect adherence to the law (which no one ever accomplished anyway) bestows righteousness.
Whoever chooses to live by the law is doomed to fail before he has even begun.
“For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them”
Apparently, no one ever ‘continued’ in all things written in the book of the law (see Romans 3:10-12).
If the law were to be man’s only shot at attaining righteousness, then he is cursed!
But thank God that “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree…”
Christ fulfilled the requirement of the law for us. He died our death. He took our curse.
Like we discussed in the previous article, the blessing of Abraham is righteousness by faith.
It’s the blessing of having righteousness bestowed by grace and mercy and not by works.
Peter preached it this way:
“Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities” (Acts 3:25-26).
You can see that Paul and Peter preached the same thing: “Jesus blessed us in turning us away from our iniquities.”
In Christ, we have the blessing of Abraham. We’ve been turned away from iniquity by grace. Glory to God!