He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus.
Christ became a curse for those who were cursed. He became a curse by dying upon a tree (Deut.21:22-23). Thus, not by law-keeping, in which there is no hope of salvation for the sinner, but by One who took mans place in death. By dying on the tree, the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus flows out to the Gentiles who were far off, and to the Jews who were nigh.
(Notes on the Epistles – John Miller)
Daily Reading: Isaiah 24