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Curse Motif

Listened this week to R.C. Sproul’s message from Together For the Gospel a couple of months ago: The Curse Motif of the Atonement. He describes what a curse from God means and compares it to God’s blessing — God’s curse is the polar opposite of “May the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you.” It’s powerful stuff — one of those messages that has a gravity, where every word is deliberate and filled with meaning.

Think about this: Christ didn’t just become cursed in our place. He actually became the curse himself. His own Father condemned him. Sproul said he’s been thinking about this for 50 years and still doesn’t understand it.

We’ll never plumb the depths of it, but we can praise God for the atoning work of his Son.



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