Reference

Galatians 3: 10-14

Desrever esruC! Galatians 3: 10-14

Did you know that the Bible is filled with curses? They are often found as a  of evil and injury against an enemy, a calling down of misery and misfortune upon foes. They are the opposite of a  .

Supremely, a curse has been attached to the  .

  1. Even though we may no longer believe in the concept of the curse, in reality,  (vs. 10-12) because we live under the law Galatians 1:6-8
  1. What exactly is the law? In its purest form, the law represents the  as they were given to Moses. More broadly, the law is found in the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible that consist of 613 different laws.
  1. The law was designed to lead Israel to be  to God and to teach Israel in a very specific way what sin is and how to avoid it. Psalm 19:7 Matthew 5:17-19
  1. We live in an  (against the law) culture according to Dallas Willard. Romans 6:1
  1. There is a curse that comes with the law and it has to do with the need for  . Deuteronomy 27:26 James 2:10 Matthew 5:48

Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be your  . Perfectionism is not  .

The second key point of our text is found when Paul tells us in vs. 13 that  in order to redeem us from the curse of the law. Matthew 27:46 2 Corinthians 5:21

  1. Finally, we see that through Jesus  as we receive the blessing of Abraham and the gift of God’s living presence in our lives through the Holy Spirit. Genesis 12:1-3

Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing. (1 Peter 3: 8-9, The Message)