You are Blessed and not Cursed (Gal 3:13), by Rev. John Kwasi Fosu
In a context where men and women are evil conscious and in a world where evil appears to reign because men and women by their strengths are unable to obey God’s law, there is the tendency to have the mindset that one is under curse. In the context of Africa where people out of jealousy, allegedly pay huge sum of money to the shrines to inflict curses upon their perceived human enemies, a reminiscence of Balak hiring the Balaam to curse God’s children (Numbers 22, 23), fear seems to grip people into the belief that they are under curse.
However, by faith in Jesus’ death on the cross, humanity is no more under curse. Paul points out that Jesus’ death on the cross takes upon himself our curses that we will be blessed (Gal 3:13).