Because Jesus died on the cross, we are free!
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 pole.” He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. Galatians 3:13-14 NIV
Is redemption more than just a free ticket to Heaven? Does it affect me here and now?
The answer is yes!
This scripture tells us that we’ve been redeemed from “the curse of the law.” That refers to the consequences for not following the Ten Commandments perfectly (Deuteronomy 28:15-68). The curse involves sickness, premature death, lack, poverty, and pain. Jesus took all of this curse on Himself for us. That’s why He said “It is finished!” He redeemed us from the curse.
To redeem something means “to buy back or to ransom.” Jesus purchased us by dying on the cross for us. He literally bought us back from sin and sickness. Redemption, therefore, is much more than just being saved and not incurring God’s wrath. It is more than just not going to hell. Redemption is freedom from all of the punishment due to us as a result of the curse. Even better—read the blessings in Deuteronomy 28:1-14. Jesus redeemed us so these blessings could be ours.
Perhaps you are not experiencing the fullness of redemption in your life right now. You may be struggling or facing very real challenges. Be encouraged! Meditate on this Scripture because it is God’s desire to make all things beautiful in your life, and for you to receive His blessings of peace, provision, healing and wholeness.
Lord, I’m amazed and overwhelmed by Your great love for me. Thank You for all of the many things You do for me, some of which I’m not even aware of. Meet me right where I am and help me to experience the truth of Your Word.