Sabbath: Old Testament Faith
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Read for This Week’s Study:

Gal. 3:1–14Rom. 1:24:3Gen. 15:612:1–3Lev. 17:112 Cor. 5:21.

Memory Text:

“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’” (Galatians 3:13, ESV).

A little boy had made a little boat, all painted and fixed up beautifully. One day someone stole his boat, and he was distressed. In passing a pawnshop one day he saw his boat. Happily he ran in to the pawnbroker and said, ‘That is my little boat.’ ‘No,’ said the pawnbroker, ‘it is mine, for I bought it.’ ‘Yes,’ said the boy, ‘but it is mine, for I made it.’ ‘Well,’ said the pawnbroker, ‘if you will pay me two dollars, you can have it.’ That was a lot of money for a boy who did not have a penny. Anyway, he resolved to have it; so he cut grass, did chores of all kinds, and soon had his money.

“He ran down to the shop and said, ‘I want my boat.’ He paid the money and received his boat. He took the boat up in his arms, and hugged and kissed it, and said, ‘You dear little boat, I love you. You are mine. You are twice mine. I made you, and now I have bought you.’

“So it is with us. We are, in a sense, twice the Lord’s. He created us, and we got into the devil’s pawnshop. Then Jesus came and bought us at awful cost—not silver and gold, but His precious blood. We are the Lord’s by creation and by redemption.”—William Moses Tidwell, Pointed Illustrations (Kansas City, Mo.: Beacon Hill Press, 1951) p. 97.

Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, October 29

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  1. This reminds me about the time I went to a 2nd hand store for a bike. I by passed this one bike which was dirty, just came in and not desirable looking by any stretch. Mud, leaves and I think there were spider web on the wheels. It was for my girlfriend. She tried all the other cleaner, nicer and more expensive bikes. They did not fit right or feel right.

    It is too obvious how the story ended, right? But it was not obvious then.

    The funny thing is that we not only walked out with that bike and a car mount for a great price, we came back to the house and added some chain lube, carefully cleaned it up; it revealed that its true brand. The cleaning revealed its name and unleashed a pristine shine that was not expected from a used, dirty bike. Besides that, it rides well and fits her nicely. She loves it.

    I thank God he is not like man and that he came to restore the used, discarded bikes saying that "you are not trash" that you were made for me, that you are a child of the king, adopted now again into the royal family and that our purpose is not done, despite what man (the other guy) may try to tell us.

    He paid the price. His story for us is actually more amazing.

    We certainly was bought twice and restored. Thank God for the plan of salvation.

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  2. "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law; being made a curse for us; for it is written; "Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree."Gal.3:13

    Not only does God pronounces a curse on "everyone whose dead body is hung on a tree", Deut.21:23; He also curses "the man that doesn't obey His covenant". Jer.11:3 The lost sinner who refuses to obey God's commandments is as well"cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels". Matt. 25:41

    "Jesus became "sin for us, who knew no sin;" or Jesus became a curse for us...because he took the curse that was to have been the sinner's.

    Not only was he cursed as a sinner; and he did no sin! He was also cursed for breaking God's covenant; a covenant which we broke-Not Him! He was "cursed", as well, because his body hung on a tree...and yet he did no murder.

    All the above curses are demanded by the law..and that includes the law of ten commandments...And Jesus"redeemed" us; or paid the price demanded by the curse of the law.

    Now that the price is paid we are no more under the condemnation or the curses of the law. We are no more under the curse of the law...which we would have been, if we still offered sacrifices of animals for our sins. The blood of animals was powerless to satisfy the demands the law required for our sinful acts.

    Jesus satisfied those demands; the blood of animals couldn't...so now the law is powerless.; it's conditions being satisfied..the law cannot condemn us anymore--not ever!

    And it is for these reasons that anyone who believes in faith that their sins are forgiven; they are indeed forgiven; and eternally forgiven... and as well; they are eternally saved.

    Courtney

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