The Logic of the Law and the Redeemer

Person 1 – Cursed without  Jesus

Verse 10 = Rely on works-> cannot abide by law and do ALL as required -> if so, law says person is cursed (includes everyone apart from Christ)

Verse 11 = live by faith -> righteous (includes no one apart from Christ)

Verse 12 = those described in verse 10 and verse 11 are mutually exclusive. Therefore, Inverse of verse 11 = not live by faith -> Not righteous. 

Combining Verse 10 & inverse of verse 11, rely on works (not live by faith in Jesus)-> cannot abide by law and do ALL as required -> if so, law says person is cursed or not righteous (includes everyone apart from Christ)

Person 2 – Blessed with Jesus

Rule of Redemtion => You can be redeemed, but with equivalent price – see the Israelite law and book of Ruth for example of redemtion). The reedeemer must be unblemish (unblemished lamb). The reedemer must be a person, in flesh and blood. The redeemer is to be cursed. Law says whoever hung on the tree is cursed. Thus, Jesus fufills the logic and is an approved reedemer of our souls.

Inverse logic of verse 11 and verse 12: live by faith in Jesus (not rely on works)->  Jesus redeemed us from the curse ->Justified before God-> receive blessings of Abraham -> received the promised spirit -> empowered to love

​Galatians 3:10-14 ESV

For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” [11] Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” [12] But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” [13] Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us-for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”- [14] so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

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