Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us. For it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” He redeemed us so that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. Galatians 3:13-14
How is it to your credit if you are beaten for doing wrong and you endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His footsteps: 1 Peter 2:20-21
Our Lord and Savior was tormented and crucified on a tree because His love led obedience to God’s Word was in direct contrast of those committed to religion and tradition. If loving God is wrong…I don’t want to be right!