Jan 14, 2023
508 Christ Redeemed Us From The Curse Of The Law, a Guided Christian Meditation on Galatians 3:10-14 with the Recenter With Christ app
The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.
Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization.
Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted
for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or
anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do
so, I invite you to close your eyes.
Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:
Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate.
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” 11 But that no one is [d]justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” 12 Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them.”
13 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”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
10 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.
they even feel cursed to a degree or another because of their hardships. I think this represents a large misunderstanding of what it is that curses us. People in these situations look at the conditions of their life an seek to justify why life feels harder than they should. They then backwards engineer that God must be smiting them because he doesn’t like them or is mad at them. They then feel that this is the punishment.
The fuller story is that each of us are in need in the most profound sense from the true curse with is our own sin. Not just some large sin that others may not know about or understand. But that thousands of sins, the thousands of times when our will has deviated from God’s. We break His law more than we even realize. So when people feel cursed by God in some sense there is a justification for that. The challenge is that this is not the full story.
The truth is in some ways we have all cursed ourselves through the choices we have made and would continue making. Our sins would keep us from God. This curse is not due to some capricious nature of God, but it is more a reflection of our own inconsistency and fault. The glorious good news is that this curse is overcome in Christ. So are we cursed when things go wrong? No, because God offers redemption from the curse that would have otherwise been ours.
Meditation of Prayer:
Pray as directed by the Spirit.
Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him.
Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm:
I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials.
Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life:
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Final Question: In what ways do you thirst for God?
Saint Fransis said preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words. One of the most powerful ways we can reflect the light and life of God is by imitating Christ in our life.
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