How the Tree of Life Found Us

This post by Jon Long is greatly encouraging and a clear presentation of our lives after the gospel. If you need encouragement and excitement about your faith, read this!

SOARING IN GRACE / GROUNDED IN TRUTH

The Law of Moses not only contained commandments for God’s people but hidden nuggets about the Christ; the One who would come obey the Law on our behalf and cancel our debt to it.

One such nugget is an odd declaration that one who hangs on a tree is cursed. This seemingly obscure part of the law contains the story of creation and redemption and points to the cross where all would be made right.

But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” (Gal. 3:13 NLT)

The opening story in the Bible contained a couple of trees as well. One of these trees would bring a curse upon them that ate from it and…

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