Hope for Today: A Daily Devotion from Reasons for Hope*Jesus
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Galatians 3:13-14
The Spirit of sanctification is the gift of Christ. Consequently, there is a great difference between moral actions done by our own strength — and true sanctification of the Spirit. The latter cannot take place before the soul truly receives Christ and abides in Him as its only atoning sacrifice, righteousness, and peace; for He, being first made to us by God, our righteousness — will then be made our sanctification likewise (1 Corinthians 1:30). And the kingdom, work, and image of God will go on best — when we trust least to our own strength. The yoke of Christ becomes easy, and His burden light, when He lives and works in us; and we, in a childlike temper, live henceforth to Him who died for us.
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, that He may confer on us all the blessings of the gospel, and He confers on us all the blessings of the gospel, to fit us for all the glories of Heaven. O what grace, what love is displayed by Jesus!
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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