"Under the curse..."
Text: Galatians 3:10b
A SOBERING REMINDER
Those who strongly advocated the works of the law in order to find justification appear to have forgotten a sobering truth. Paul highlighted this in the following text.
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse;
for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things
which are written in the book of the law, to do them.’
TWO PARTS OF THE LAW
The Law given to Israel had two very distinct component parts:-
1. Proclamation of Blessings (Deuteronomy 28:1-14)
2. Proclamation of Curses (Deuteronomy 28:15-68)
Both components should be given equal attention. Those who promoted the keeping of the law for justification conveniently avoided the latter component, the curses that come when people do not keep the law perfectly.
UNDER THE CURSE
Paul felt that he needed to highlight this point, in his battle against the false teachers.