Posted by: Pastor J Jacobs on Sat, Jan 13, 2018
Galatians 3:10 "Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them."
What means that awful word, "Cursed"? The curse of God is the declaration of His just anger and wrath against sin and the sinner. Who can stand in His sight, if He is angry? Psalm 76:7. But who is cursed?
Every one, whether young or old, rich or poor, learned or ignorant, that continueth not throughout the whole period of life, without any intermission, failure, or defect whatever, in all things, in thought, word, and deed, doing perfectly what the law requires, and keeping himself absolutely free from what the law condemns, 'in all things, that are written in the book of the law, to do them;' the law being understood in its spiritual and most exalted sense and interpretation. And remember that it is further said, (James 2:10) that whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Now consider, has there been a day, an hour, a moment, in which your state has been such as the law requires?
The curse is pronounced on every transgressor for every transgression: not only for profaneness, murder, adultery, and such like gross acts of sin; but for every sinful thought, and for every moment in which you have failed to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
O, how many curses, then, has the law denounced against you and me! It has been revealing the wrath of God against us every moment of our lives; for every moment of our lives we have been sinning against God. Are these things so? Can you from Scripture prove them to be false?
What! Is every sinner cursed for every sin, and have I been perpetually sinning all my life?
Is it true, that I have never, from a sincere regard for God, made conscience of one thought, word, or action; never performed one duty, or abstained from one sin, from a right motive, love to God?
Has my whole life been one uninterrupted course of evil? Is my state, then, a state of condemnation? How astonishing it is! What a proof of the darkness of my mind, and the hardness of my heart, that I can live one hour at ease under the curse of God; that I can lie down or rise up without trembling, since the curse of God must plunge the impenitent into hell!
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