(Galatians 3:10-13) New American Standard Bible (NASB)
10 For as many as are of the works of [o]the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law, to perform them.” 11 Now that no one is justified [p]by [q]the Law before God is evident; for, “[r]The righteous man shall live by faith.” 12 [s]However, the Law is not [t]of faith; on the contrary, “He who practices them shall live [u]by them.” 13 Christ 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 [v]tree”— 14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might [w]come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
I hope I do Not sound like I'm nitpicking, but, I thought that the phrase "a curse for us" is Unclear. Isn't "cursed for us" more accurate than "a curse for us" ? Or am I interpreting the "a curse for us" phrase Incorrectly? Isn't the "a curse for us" suggesting that Jesus Christ was "cursed for us?
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I was reading and meditating on the aforementioned passage, and here is how I interpreted said scripture:
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law,
If we think about it, we could view The Law as being a curse to the Ancient Israelites. To elaborate, if you read through the Book of Leviticus, you will notice the tremendous legalistic effort put into sacrifices which involves time-consuming work and in some cases financial cost expenses, therefore, being under Ancient Israelites Torah Law was certainly a curse.
having become a curse for us
However, when Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, we are under the curse of Jesus Christ which does Not force us to put some kind of legalistic effort because we are Now under the different "curse"--if you will-- of being justified by faith in Jesus Christ. (In other words, the curse of Jesus Christ is a "good curse" that involves No sweat, blood, financial effort on our part )