GALATIANS‬ ‭3:10-14‬‬‬

“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.” So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.” But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.”

Galatians‬ ‭3:10-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

There is a correlation between man’s faith and his works. Faith always precedes works. It produces them. It should be of note that an Adam whose faith was placed upon himself and his own ability to be like God, was forever cursed to toil the ground because of it. The interesting thing about this curse is that Eden was a place where the ground naturally gave of its fruit freely when that faith was properly placed. The curse that follows has the ground produces trees that hang men rather then help them. It bears thistles and thorns. Even today, men work against nature and their own wages. Jesus did the opposite. He took on the curse head on and accepted the wages of men’s sin. He hung in the tree that men cultivated by their own will. He wore the thorns rather than removing them. He accepted the responsibility rather than running from it. This was so that faith might be returned to God alone. His faith allowed life to be produced and the Holy Spirit to cultivate fruit again in our lives.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.

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