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.
Previously we traced through the centuries how the promises of God to Abraham come to apply to us today. Now we note that the blessing of Abraham is rightfully ours through faith.
The Bible here clearly states that the reason why Christ redeemed (saved) us from the curse of the law was to make us Gentiles also eligible for the blessing of Abraham. Note that “those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham” (Galatians 3:9). That is you and me–Hallelujah!
There is no question about our identity and eligibility for Abraham’s blessing, beloved: “Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham” (Gal 3:7). It’s not about the works of the law, but our trust in Christ’s finished work. We are indeed Abraham’s offspring by faith in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, let us embrace the full spectrum of the blessing of Abraham. Every facet of the blessing promised to our spiritual forebear is ours. The Bible reiterates the blessing of Abraham in several passages. But suffice it to say today that, like Abraham, our faith is accounted to us as righteousness. Now that is the greatest of all blessings we could ever dream of!
For there’s no limit to what the righteous before God can accomplish and receive. God’s unlimited favour is our portion because we are in right standing with Him and we reign in life (Rom 5:17). The fervent prayers of the righteous avail much (James 5:16). Our lives please Him and He rewards us always (Heb. 11:6). We draw near to the throne of grace with boldness and obtain mercy for every occasion (Heb. 4:16). Abraham’s blessings are ours!